Dora Matthews House, Coleford
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.