Retirement housing
Client: ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Location: Colchester, Essex
Status: Master-planning

Colchester Northern Gateway

Retirement Village – Extra Care Housing

Saunders Boston Architects (SBA) were engaged by ExtraCare Charitable Trust (ECCT) to work alongside the master-planners GT3 to design an Extra Care ‘village’ located on one of the parcels of land identified for the northern expansion of Colchester.

The 260 apartment project is designed over 6 storeys including a galleria and winter garden. The proposal addresses a new public piazza along the main pedestrian boulevard, with community use of the bistro, restaurant and bar encouraged.

An internal ‘street’ provides further communal facilities. Apartments range from one bedroom to three bedroom with all benefitting from Juliet or walk on balconies.

Sky gardens and roof terraces provide ample amenity space.