Residential Design, Market Weighton


Client: Private
Services: Architecture, Principal Designer

Year: 2021
Status: In Development
Project Type: New Build
Project Value: £0.5 million

ACA has created a contemporary residential design in Market Weighton, based on the WELL Building Standards with a focus on wellbeing.

Supported Living Apartments

Recently, HB Villages appointed ACA to develop the design for new-built, supported living apartments in Ipswich.  The development comprises 22 supported living apartments to provide comfortable homes for vulnerable adults.  Furthermore, adults have a range of learning and physical disabilities, complex care, and mental health needs.

Moreover, the new-build, 3-storey development provides contemporary, one-bedroom, specialised supported living apartments; ancillary staff areas; a landscaped garden, and car parking.

The Brief

Primarily, the brief was to develop the design providing a suitable environment to meet the building users’ needs.   Therefore, ACA’s response supports independence in a safe, homely atmosphere, flooded with natural light.

Accessible Design

Firstly, ACA selected finishes to aid orientation and create a comfortable, acoustic environment with easy circulation for wheelchairs.

Secondly, the design focuses on accessibility for all disabilities. For example, wide doors; sufficient clear floor space for wheelchairs; lower worktops; knee space under kitchen sinks; level entrances, and accessible routes throughout the building.

Layout and Adaptability

Above all, our technical design contributes to the flexible use of the apartments in a variety of ways.  For instance, furniture can be rearranged and a flexible structure allows for new openings.

Sustainability

Importantly, the design achieves Building Regulations for safety, accessibility, and sustainability for current and future generations.

Furthermore, the whole building will benefit from low-energy light fittings with sensor controls to minimize energy use.

Landscape Design

Finally, communal gardens benefit from mature trees which our design will enhance with scented plants and accessories to accommodate wildlife.

““Alex and his team has understood the needs we have required and ACA has delivered the image of the project quickly”.”

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