Cherry Tree Court
 
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Cherry Tree Court
  • Client / Arklet Housing Association
  • Location / Glasgow
  • Sector / specialist
  • Value / £2.5
  • Status / Completed
  • Role / Architect

Approach

We were appointed by Arklet Housing Association, who were in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver a new unique housing complex in Cambuslang near Glasgow.

The apartment complex houses 12 long-stay patients from Kirklands Hospital in Boswell and aims to give them a better quality of life by providing an independent but caring environment.

The needs of each resident required the architecture to be physically robust, single storey, barrier free throughout and non-institutional, and in order to minimise future maintenance costs long-life products and materials are utilised throughout the development.

The design features 3 courtyards with 4 flats in each. Each flat is designed as a private home consisting of private patio areas, one large bedroom, a large lounge and a fully equiped kitchen and bathroom. The courtyard areas are connected by a corridor and incorporate staff sleep over accommodation which allows staff to care for the needs of the residents efficiently.

* Photography by Reuben Paris