Promoting independent living for older residents

  • Project: Derbyshire Extra Care
  • Client: Together Group
  • Contractor: Willmott Dixon
  • Scale: 197 dwellings
  • Value: £22.5m (£96m over next 10 years)

Lathams is the architect of choice for not-for-profit housing association the Together Group on the design of three independent living villages for older people: Foolow Court, Chesterfield, Cressy Fields, Alfreton and Clay Cross, NE Derbyshire.

The ethos is to promote a sense of community – secure, private apartments with shared amenities and focal points for activities, helping to overcome isolating social barriers.

Local people will also be able to use the daycare facilities, such as therapy rooms, activity space and restaurant, and the villages will accommodate higher-care residents, such as those with dementia. The apartments will offer flexible living, and are designed with high levels of insulation and natural light.

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