Park View Court

Park View Court is part of Hillingdon’s strategy to provide high-quality, affordable senior-living homes within the Borough. There are 57 one-bed and 3 two-bed, self-contained accessible apartments with expansive balconies – all 100% affordable to rent.

Park View Court

The site had been derelict for a couple of years and it was felt it was necessary to make a significant contribution to the area of real social value. During feasibility we envisaged redeveloping the existing Park View Day Centre to create a new-age restricted Extra Care scheme.

The design promotes independent living with a clear separation between communal and private residential areas with a view to provide a ‘Home for Life’.

We made sure dementia care principles were incorporated in the scheme from the outset with consideration to be given to lighting, colour schemes and tonal contrast, casting of shadows, audible signals and tactile information to help residents with dementia.

As many residents use wheelchairs, zimmer frame, walking sticks or any combination of these, space standards accommodation the use of all. Floors are level with no steps and junctions flush, such as doors.

The centre provides 24/7 care to residents and houses treatment rooms with assisted bathing, alongside a communal hub that provides residents with support, services and activities. These services include a dining room, a café / restaurant and a hairdresser, as well as laundry facilities.

The external design and floor plan correspond with the landscape and orientation. The design process involved resident, staff and public consultations to help inform the design.

Client London Borough of Hillingdon

Location Hillingdon, London Borough of Hillingdon

Our Role Architects