New-build assisted-living in East Cliff Bournemouth Conservation Area
Gervis Meyrick Estate
Residential Assisted Living
None of us likes the prospect of ageing - so we designed this scheme with one central thought in mind:
‘Would I want to live here when I’m older?’
This is a new-build 65-unit assisted-living scheme, designed to replace a derelict hotel within the East Cliff Conservation Area in Bournemouth. The site is a long, thin curved shape, like a fat banana. It’s also quite hilly (with a level change of almost 6 metres), which alongside the niceties required within a Conservation Area puts a lot of pressure on the budget.
We’ve been able to ease this cost pressure with a layout that is boxier and more regular than the elevation suggests, which means that the apartment types can be switched between 1 or 2 beds easily - providing adaptability for the operator.
We’ve also used our 3D printing expertise from the design of Ilona Rose House to create a cast façade that looks intricate and elegant while only requiring 4 basic moulds.