This new supported living development, on behalf of Northampton Partnership Homes, is for adults with learning difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions.

 
Location:
Northampton
Services:

Architecture

Landscape

Budget:
£3.1m
Client:
Northampton Partnership Homes
Sector:
Residential - Care & Social
Landscape
 

NPH have worked in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and the NHS to develop the scheme which includes 8 individual residential bungalow units, plus one additional larger single storey Management/Staff building. This comprises a staff office, meeting room, occasional overnight accommodation, lounge area with kitchenette and laundry.

Externally, each bungalow has a private garden, there is a communal landscaped courtyard and varied external use activity spaces and gardens to exercise and socialise, plus secure parking for cycles, cars and a minibus. The Management building forms the secure entry to the site, whether through the building itself or the secure gated access to the side.

 

Each unit has its own front door to ensure everyone has the opportunity to meet others and not feel isolated.

The scheme design has a strong emphasis on landscape and specific garden design to suit the residents and seeks to enhance the existing sylvan surroundings by way of contrasting external areas for the enjoyment of both the residents and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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The landscape design has been carefully considered and includes perimeter planting particularly to provide privacy for residents in conjunction with secure fencing, areas of garden which provide social gathering spaces and sensory gardens.

The new planting, including an orchard to the north boundary and screen planting to the perimeter secure fence will also benefit the existing surrounding housing areas.