Saunders Boston Architects and Uttlesford District Council have been awarded bronze in the 37- 43 units category of the East of England Elderly Accommodation Council (EAC) National Housing for Older People Awards 2019 for Reynolds Court. The Awards celebrate examples of specialist housing for later life and Reynold’s Court has won the top prize out of nearly 25,000 retirement housing schemes and developments nationwide.
Reynolds Court is a new build sheltered housing project in Newport, Essex, which was designed to create improved, modern living conditions for retired residents; following the Housing our Aging Population Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) design recommendations. It was also designed with sustainability in mind; featuring elements such as sedum roofs, which encourage biodiversity, improve drainage, and support reduced energy use through its specialised thermal qualities.
Darren continued: “We love working on schemes such as Reynolds Court; the sense of community that we see develop fills us with such satisfaction and motivates us to continue to deliver excellent designs for the retirement and care community. We have been fortunate to work alongside Uttlesford District Council on the scheme; a client that shares our passion for exemplar design and providing first class environments for residents. So, receiving external recognition for our design and collaboration is the icing on the cake to us.”