Daisy Haye Extra Care Housing - Ball Haye Road, Leek

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Daisy Haye Extra Care Housing - Ball Haye Road, Leek

Client: 
Your Housing Group
Value: 
£8,700,000
Completed: 
2014

Commenced in Summer 2012; construction of an innovative Extra Care Housing development for Retirement Living in Leek was completed in Spring 2014 under the direction of Southdale Ltd. The project commissioned by 'Your Housing Group' as part of a joint venture with Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, comprises the new build construction of 88 self-contained apartments together with communal areas and staff facilities.

Triangle Architects designed the building around a series of garden courtyards using the ‘retirement village’ concept to allow future residents the benefits of an independent lifestyle within a safe community environment with a variety of activities and staff support on hand.

The steeply sloping nature of the site required that the communal areas housed adjacent the northern end of the site be cut into the hillside creating a semi basement situation, whilst the southern end of the site be raised via a gabion retaining solution.

Although the scheme was located on the site of former industrial premises, the period that had expired since the former buildings demolition required that surface water discharge rates to the adjacent Ball Haye Brook be limited to greenfield run-off rates. Attenuation was specified in the form of Hydro Internationals 'Stormbloc' system with integral manholes incorporated to provide future access for maintenance.