Format Milton has designed this building in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, with accommodation and training facilities for 45 single young people. The scheme aims to reduce the exodus of the young and unemployed from the island.
The building is arranged in threeand four-storey blocks clustered around a glazed atrium and linked by internal bridges. The blocks contain flats, each of which comprises five bedsits with private bathrooms and shared communal eating facilities. Training areas and meeting rooms are on the ground floor. The overall project cost £2.5 million.