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Sherwood Court Extra Care Scheme,

Project Overview

Project: Sherwood Court Extra Care Scheme – 45 apartments for frail elderly
Client: Yorkshire Housing
Status: Completed 2007

The Commission

S+SA provided architectural design services from inception to completion of the project for a new build extra care development to house frail elderly residents in bespoke accommodation – this commission came under our position as framework consultants for a large residential provider.

Our Input

S+SA were already appointed as architects for 55 new build residential units on a site in Kettlethorpe near Wakefield a portion of which was set aside for the development of the new care home. Careful construction detailing was required to address the sloping site topography and connections between the steel framed central form and the timber framed accommodation forms.

Our Value

The site opportunity was part of a Local Authority Design Competition, which the client wished to enter, aimed at addressing a shortage of fit for purpose care sector accommodation in the area.

S+SA’s successful design entry was based on Scandinavian precedents for both internal space and contemporary appearance and incorporated elements not usually associated with care developments such as a large central multi-function space for group activities and social interaction and private external space for every apartment via balconies or terraces.

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Disability Action Yorkshire have a long relationship with SSA-Architects which began with the design of our residential home for younger adults with physical disabilities when they impressed us with their commitment to ensuring that the design aided full accessibility and independence.  They have remained firm supporters of and amongst other events run an annual bike ride raising much needed funds to support our work.  They show a genuine interest in our work and in the ongoing needs and aspirations of disabled people.  We consider SSA-Architects to be true and valued friends of the charity.

Jackie Snape, Chief Executive - Disability Action Yorkshire

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