The practice obtained planning approval for a 65-bed elderly person’s care home, along with eleven assisted-living cottages, in Hawkhurst, Kent. This was a major planning application and as well as the new buildings on the site, we were involved in the re-alignment of the adjacent road to improve traffic safety.
The site is currently home to a derelict former care institution. It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the new care home will provide bedrooms designed to surpass current care standards.
The assisted-living cottages are for use by the over 60s and they are arranged in a courtyard setting. The development stands in its own grounds which will be managed by the care home to be enjoyed collectively by residents, staff and visitors.
A ground-source heat pump is incorporated into the scheme and it is intended that this contributes a minimum of ten percent of the energy used on the site.
HAWKHURST | KENT