Daniella Johnson

23rd May 2016

Brewster Bye Project Recognised In Prestigious Award

In another coup for Brewster Bye, one of our projects has just had its inspirational design credentials highlighted at the prestigious RICS Awards, West Midlands 2016.

Rose Manor Extra Care and Oleander Houseare located in Telford’s Millennium Community development and were highly commended in the awards’ Community Benefit Category.

Over 250 delegates attended this year’s RICS Awards, West Midlands, at Aston Villa Football Club. The awards - established to celebrate the inspirational initiatives across the built environment – bring people together from across all sectors to celebrate the region’s most innovative projects.

Rose Manor Extra Care consists of 86, one and two bedroom, apartments for the elderly. The Extra Care model enables elderly people to live independently with a level of care and support to suit their individual needs. In addition Oleander House is a purpose-built development offering single apartments for 12 adults with learning disabilities.

Brewster Bye designed the £10.8million scheme for Sanctuary Housing and a key feature of Rose Manor is its ‘hub and spoke’ approach, which features communal facilities located around a central atrium. This assists with navigation of the building and enables residential corridors to be reduced in length, as well as helping to create smaller, more intimate neighbourhoods within the building.

The scheme provides a wide range of communal facilities, which are available to residents and the wider community including a restaurant, lounge, library, shop, beauty salon and gym. These have all proved extremely popular since the scheme opened.

The building has been designed in a contemporary style that complements the existing houses within Telford’s Millennium Community development and it features thermally efficient building envelope and achieves a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating