Charlie Ratchford – Extra Care Development
WWA Studios was appointed as the Client Design Advisor and assisted Camden Council in the delivery of this intergenerational extra care development. WWA Director Jean Hanna was the principal and advised the client on the proposed architectural design as well as ensuring it met their brief and delivered the type of extra care accommodation envisioned.
Jean has a wealth of experience and her expertise with dementia and extra care design within the specialist housing sector ensured the design process was managed successfully from the inception of the project. We advised on design matters, procurement, assessment of tender proposals and on matters arising during the construction process. This enabled the client to maximise the potential of this brownfield site and assisted the project team in designing a contemporary building imbedded in the community. Find out more about Jean’s experience in the about us section of our website.
The scheme is designed as a community hub for local people and includes 38 extra care apartments and communal spaces. The development was shortlisted in the ‘Completed Scheme Categories’ for the Housing Design Awards 2022.
For more information about the role of a Client Advisor in the process of designing and procuring specialist housing, get in touch for a chat with one of our expert team. Extra care housing, and in particular intergenerational residential buildings are at the core of WWA’s research and scholarly practice. For the latest publications related to this specialism check out the Newsletters and Reports section of our website.