Dora Matthews House

Client
Bridgehouse Property Consultants, Walker Cotter Ltd & Ark Housing Consultancy

Location
Coleford, Forest of Dean

Completion Date
2016

Awards
Finalist in the 2016 LABC Award categories: Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development, Best High Volume New Housing Development & Best Inclusive Building

This is an innovative joint project between Rooftop Housing Group, Heritage Care and the Forest of Dean District Council.

The scheme offers 45 one and two bedroom apartments for older people with a care need and is designed to support those with dementia.

At the rear of the site, 5 two bed chalet bungalows for adults with Learning Disabilities complement the main use by offering residents associated job opportunities.

The landscape design retains trees and vegetation around the boundaries, and was designed to improve the ecology of the site, enhancing it with native and wildlife attracting plants.