New Life Community Partnerships has proposed to develop an inspirational Wellbeing Neighbourhood which will offer a range of lifestyle choices from houses to apartments designed for those with assistive care needs. The design offers open areas for outdoor activities and fitness trails to encourage a community environment and promote healthy exercise for everyone at their own level and pace. The dwellings integrate assistive technologies and are designed around community-based health and social care models for intervention, prevention, and self-care providing an ideal affordable home for people with long term degenerative conditions such as dementia and mobility care needs.
The development in split into 2 phases:
A - Applying for a Change of Use application for the existing building to create the Care Hub which will establish the new community and bring a strategic focus to the development by introducing local residents to the site area who can benefit from the provided facilities.
The Care Hub will provide: a) 60 bed Respite Care Unit b) Pharmacy / local retail outlet c) Care Hub for medical advice d) Convenience store e) Cafe bar f) Core Services
B - Full Planning Application for the green field area to develop housing, apartments and an activity park area. This neighbourhood development will provide: a) 3 and 4 bed detached intergenerational homes with individual living space b) 2 and 3 bed mews houses c) Apartments: consisting 1 and 2 bed apartments.
Masterplan: An overall masterplan design will explore the relationships between spaces and the infrastructural requirements of the project. The masterplan will be guided at all times by the focus on the requirements of a well being neighbourhood, as outlined in the brief.
Planning Application: As a major development, an extensive planning process will be required, which the design team will develop and prepare the required documentation and drawing package to submit for discussions with the local authority.