RCKa has won planning for this development of ‘homes for the older generation’ in Seaford, Sussex
The scheme for PegasusLife includes 38 ‘corridor-free’ apartments as well as amenity spaces and communal gardens.
According to the practice, the housing is designed to encourage ‘chance interactions’ with shared spaces and circulation stacked in a south-facing gallery.
Large openings in the deck of the gallery provide a visual link to the floors above and below.
Brick and flint have been chosen for the walled entrance to reference the area’s local vernacular while the building’s façade will be constructed from lightweight, transparent cladding.
Howard Phillips, chief executive of PegasusLife, said: ‘The development at Hortsley is being meticulously designed to ensure that it meets the standards of excellence that we have set at PegasusLife. With our commitment to beautiful architecture, high-quality homes and exceptional standards of care for our residents, I believe Hortsley will come to be an integral part of the Seaford community.’
RCKa director Tim Riley added: ‘PegasusLife are a truly visionary client who clearly understand the value of well-considered design. At Hortsley they have supported our development of a pioneering and socially responsive architecture, with generous light-filled shared spaces that encourage chance meetings and a real sense of community that will result in it being a wonderfully rich place to live.’