The proposals will deliver 142 new Extra Care units including a mix of one and two bedroom homes, alongside a range of high-quality communal facilities. The site, fronting Kensington Square, will include a landscaped deck over the railway that runs along the western edge which presents an exceptional opportunity to optimise the use of land, increase the acoustic condition of the site, and allow a greater quantum of open space on the site.
The scheme is designed to a very high specification including state-of-the-art care technology and an extensive amenity provision including a private dining and restaurant area, swimming pool, spa, gym, rehabilitation area, cinema, library, café, over an acre of publicly accessible landscaped gardens and a new community hall, available for the local community to use.
The landscape proposals feature private gardens and roof terraces as well as a series of high-quality, interconnected spaces including formal gardens and informal gardens and a large courtyard space in the centre of the site. The improved public realm will be fully accessible to the wider public with 24-hour access, allowing for greater permeability through the site and adding a through connection from South End to Kensington Square.