• Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Housing
  • Health

Hazelhurst Court, Lewisham


Working within the constraints of a tight urban plot, this scheme comprises 60 extra care homes within two new buildings alongside integrated communal space. Being mindful that older residents spend more time indoors, the design is centred around the concept of bringing the outside in. All homes are dual aspect to provide a visual connection to the courtyards and neighbouring streets. Similarly, a new garden room between the two courtyards provides a generous, light-filled communal space directly onto these external spaces, each of which has a different character and provides a range of physical and visual stimuli for residents. A garden room cafe spills into the landscaped area on two sides.

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Project Details:

Bringing the outside in to create high quality homes for older people.

Client: Phoenix Community Housing

Construction Value: £12.7m

Completion: 2017

Location: Lewisham


  • Civic Trust Awards 2020: Highly Commended
  • Civic Trust Awards 2020, Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design: Winner
  • RIBA Awards 2018, London: Winner
  • Housing Design Awards 2018, HAPPI Award: Winner
  • Inside Housing Development Awards 2018, Best Older People's Housing Scheme: Winner
  • 24housing Awards 2018, Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year: Shortlisted
  • Housing Design Awards 2015, Project: Shortlisted