On 2nd November 2020 Tom Randle wrote:

Westminster's flagship extra care scheme

Carlton Dene, Westminster City Council’s new flagship extra care scheme, comprises 65 extra care and 22 general needs homes. The scheme sits adjacent to St Augustine’s, a Grade I listed church, often called the Cathedral of North London. We are targeting an ambitious sustainability brief, seeking Passivhaus accreditation for the general needs block and the PHI low energy standard for the extra care portion.

Many of the extra care homes are one-bed-plus, with flexible partitions that provide different layout configurations based on residents' requirements to enable them to age in place. All homes are dual aspect. Shared communal balconies overlooking the generous courtyard and roof terrace spaces provide additional shared spaces outside front doors, in line with HAPPI principles.

We are pleased to share a brief film about the scheme here.