Friary Meadow

Respecting history and landscape in the Hampshire countryside

Client Oak Retirement
Where Cartwright Drive, Fareham, Hampshire, UK
Value £22m
Solution Respecting history and landscape in the Hampshire countryside

Project objective 

To create adaptable spaces that cater for changing health requirements that has at home feel and safe, rather than institutional and to focus on developing a sense of place while ensuring adequate central amenity spaces. In addition, the location required a mix of building types that respected the historical context and existing natural landscape.

Client challenge 

Life3A undertook stage’s 3 and 4 documentation to make critical changes within the existing scheme. These changes were based on alignment with Life3A’s later living principles to better suit the ageing demographic whilst keeping within the original design content.

Life3A solution 

Changes in designs were made to the apartments and houses to make them more adaptable. Life3A created a more rationalised amenity area providing a clearer connection with external amenity spaces and enhancing the entrance to the buildings by improving its legibility.

Exceptional outcome 

The final design successfully fits within the existing landscape while respecting the local vernacular to create an excellent space for the residents to age in place.

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Stewart Dean

Principal, Architect

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