Cherry Tree Court
- Client / Arklet Housing Association
- Location / Glasgow
- Sector / specialist
- Value / £2.5
- Status / Completed
- Role / Architect
ApproachWe were appointed by Arklet Housing Association, who were in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver a new unique housing complex in Cambuslang near Glasgow.
The apartment complex houses 12 long-stay patients from Kirklands Hospital in Boswell and aims to give them a better quality of life by providing an independent but caring environment.
The needs of each resident required the architecture to be physically robust, single storey, barrier free throughout and non-institutional, and in order to minimise future maintenance costs long-life products and materials are utilised throughout the development.
The design features 3 courtyards with 4 flats in each. Each flat is designed as a private home consisting of private patio areas, one large bedroom, a large lounge and a fully equiped kitchen and bathroom. The courtyard areas are connected by a corridor and incorporate staff sleep over accommodation which allows staff to care for the needs of the residents efficiently.
* Photography by Reuben Paris