Trinidad Village

Poole Housing Partnership

Poole, Dorset

Completion Date

Quattro Design were the successful architects in a competition to design a 54 unit extra care scheme for Poole Housing Partnership. This collaboration with the Borough of Poole is regarded as the ‘flagship’ project within the Trinidad Village development for the elderly.

The scheme intended to conform to much of the HAPPI design guide philosophy; the general principles meet with all 10 key elements such as: balconies and outdoor space, ‘single banked’ corridors providing natural light to circulation spaces, shared facilities and hubs, integrated landscaped areas with shared spaces and sustainable, energy-efficient design.

We worked to engender a modern forward-looking quality, incorporating generous glazed screens to living rooms, glazed balconies and crisp-edged zinc cladding to selected elements of the façade.

The design ensured that the scheme had the required services for success and could help people to lead active, independent lives. It was therefore essential the building had sufficient suitable spaces and opportunities for residents to meet, to develop community spirit and a sense of wellbeing. Valuable concessionary services were made available to both residents and the wider community including: Halo Unisex Hair Salon, Foot Health Practice, Film Club, Guest Room and Counselling Services.

Alongside these amenities, the restaurant not only serves the 54 apartments but also the 90 unit ‘village’ sheltered housing properties and the wider community, as well as offering a meal delivery service locally.