Retirement towers to transform senior living
Planning permission has been granted for a pioneering high-rise retirement complex in Sutton Coldfield.
The 240-unit scheme at Brassington Avenue will contain five residential towers set around a central two-storey podium core.
Glenn Howells Architects has designed the scheme for specialist developer PegasusLife who “provide beautiful properties in desirable locations for the discerning older generation.”
Glenn Howells Architects said: “Each tower will be ‘rotated’ in response to views and infiltration of sunlight and the towers are thoughtfully distributed to allow plenty of space and light into the residencies.
“The scheme also features interlocking and dual aspect balconies and generous open spaces in a carefully landscaped environment.
“The two-storey podium acts as a public frontage welcoming residents and visitors alike to the development and connecting the residences to the townscape.
“Reconstituted stone will be used on the outside of the five towers, providing a warm tone to the façade, with ribbon windows framed with bronze-coloured aluminium giving way to larger openings that connect with the generous balconies.
“Inside, the apartments are amply proportioned with six metres of clear space between balconies, allowing for an abundance of daylight to enter the apartments.
“Each home can adapt to the residents’ changing needs and space requirements, such as moveable partition walls, a key aspect of all PegasusLife properties.
“Brassington Avenue embodies a key principle; that everyone, irrespective of age, shares the aspiration to live in a beautiful designed, socially inclusive environment, supported by first class provisions and services.”
Grant Prior | Tue 21st October | Construction Enquirer