Coffey Architect’s over-60s, community-focused residential development, Moor’s Nook, has been shortlisted for a 2020 South East RIBA Regional Award. Check it out on The RIBA Journal here.
A once-derelict industrial laundry facility site has become 34 light-filled, one- and two-bedroom flats for later life over a horseshoe-shaped plan. It includes two communal courtyards – one for the town and one for residents – and a refined brick colonnade that guides users into the building with a gentle transition from public to private space.
Spacious and accessible dual aspect homes cater to varying mobilities; features such as social entries, built-in public seating, a communal kitchen/lounge and a shared residents’ courtyard help combat loneliness. Drawing on industrial and arts and crafts the building is broken into segments with individual pitched roofs like single-family homes.