Dora Matthews House, Coleford

10/06/15

An innovative joint project between Rooftop Housing Group, Forest of Dean DC and Heritage Care. The scheme offers 44 one and two bedroom apartments for older people with a care need and is designed to support those with dementia. On the Bank Street frontage a linked building, for the use of the local community as well as the new residents, offers a café, activities centre and advice hub.
The site is a sensitive infill adjacent to listed buildings and the new development steps up the slope with pitched roofs, balconies and gables breaking up the bulk. At the rear of the site a court of 5 two bedroom dormer bungalows for adults with learning difficulties is tucked in to complete the facility.