By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands wins green light for west London 'care village'

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has won planning permission for a 'care village' in west London.

The 160-unit project in Isleworth is for the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, an order of Roman Catholic nuns who care for the elderly.

Hounslow Council voted unanimously to back the scheme, which will provide accommodation for around 250 residents over the age of 60 who are 'in need of personal care'.

The 3ha scheme will be arranged around a Grade II-listed Georgian villa and a Victorian chapel, and the practice has designed the individual dwellings with mobility and independence in mind.

The materials used will relate to the existing stuccoed convent and brick chapel, but will be 'softened' by the use of timber and lead pergolas and balconies.

Each dwelling will encourage gardening, and rainwater will be collected and piped to window boxes.

Several types of accommodation will be created, typically one- and two-bedroom flats in three- to five-storey buildings, each with a different level of care.

by Richard Vaughan

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters