Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt has lodged plans for 61 flats as part of a proposed ‘later living’ development in the heart of historic Newbury, Berkshire
The 5,693m² scheme for 11-15 Bartholomew Street for Eden Retirement Living will replace an existing 1960s building and car park with a series of three and four storey blocks arranged in a C shape around a split-level landscaped courtyard.
The 0.33ha plot is on a pedestrianised street, close to the Kennet shopping centre. A previously approved scheme by Gaunt Francis Architects featured four shops below 47 flats.
The new £13 million sheltered apartment scheme, which has been designed with a simple material palette of red brick and bronze, features communal facilities such as a residents’ lounge, arts studio and a fitness suite as well as concierge services, guest accommodation, shops and car parking.
Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt director David Ayre said: ‘We’ve drawn inspiration from the neighbouring 19th-century Georgian buildings and courtyard spaces to design a contemporary scheme that responds sensitively to the local context and provides an attractive backdrop for the Grade I-listed St Nicholas Church.
’The scheme will regenerate an underutilised site to provide additional amenities for the community and contemporary, aspirational homes for later living.’
Subjected to planning the scheme is expected to start on site in March 2018.
Ayre chamberlain gaunt newbury submission december 2017
Type of project Retirement Living Development
Client Eden Retirement Living
Architect Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Landscape architect IJLA (Ian Jackson Landscape Architecture)
Planning consultant Tanner & Tilley
Structural engineer Pindoria Associates
M&E consultant MKP Consultants
Start on site date March 2018
Completion date October 2019
Contract duration 19 months
Gross internal floor area 5,693m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Construction Management
Total cost £13 million
Ayre chamberlain gaunt newbury submission december 2017 plan