Inspire were appointed by McCarthy & Stone to undertake the concept design and planning submission for this Retirement Living and Assisted Living scheme totaling 100 apartments. Designed in two parts sitting across a boulevard, the Retirement Apartments will consist of a total of 40 age restricted dwellings with associated facilities, including: 18 one bedroom apartments; 22 two bedroom apartments and 41 total car parking spaces. The Assisted Living Apartments will consist of a total of 60 residential, age restricted dwellings with associated facilities, including: 36 one bedroom apartments; 24 two bedroom apartments a Wellness Room; Residents lounge; Function Room; Restaurant; Commercial grade kitchen; Laundry; Guest Suite; Staff day room; Staff bedroom; Lift Access and 38 total car parking spaces. The proposed buildings have been carefully designed to contribute to the public domain. The buildings are 4 storeys high, but step down to change with the site levels. A varied architectural form is created, as a result of, flat roofs to the projecting bays and the corner feature, which breaks up the overall massing and portrays a domestic streetscape. Steel and glass balconies are provided to all the flats to the street elevations, adding articulation and providing a semi-private space to the residents. The proposed buildings finish in a buff brick, with vertical panels of ’Champagne’ colour render, wood effect cladding boards, grey PVCu windows, interlocking concrete roof tiles and flat roofed vertical bays, tie in with much of the immediate and wider area. The scheme has now been completed by the Inspire team.