A development in Gateshead for Home Group to provide supported living for people with learning disabilities.
The accommodation is arranged within two 2-storey blocks which wrap around the site to create a south facing semi enclosed communal garden. Block 1 provides 5 one-bed apartments alongside an office and staff accommodation with lounge, kitchen and overnight sleepover facility. Block 2 has a further 5 one-bed apartments and two 2-bed apartments. All of the flats have spacious living/dining areas, bedrooms, kitchens and en-suites arranged so that bedrooms and living areas benefit from views over the garden space.
The communal gardens form an integral part of the development, adding to its overall quality and creating a place that is dynamic and interesting and at the same time comforting and supportive for residents with particular learning requirements. The garden layout provides attractive communal spaces which invite social interaction, together with more intimate, semi-private spaces located outside resident’s ground floor apartments. The inclusion of a Barbeque area with seats and table is designed to encourage communal living, but there are also little garden patios for more contemplative ‘dwell’ space where there residents can make their own mark through planting up containers etc.