Avon House, Kensington
40 bed care home.
Following the refusal of a planning application in 2019 Allen Street Limited appointed Carless + Adams Architects, as well as Ben Pentreath’s classical architecture studio, to design a revised building that addressed the reasons for refusal, as well as providing a high quality care home.
The proposal will be a care facility offering the highest standards of care home to meet an identified need in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The site being in a tight urban plot is designed to be fully BRE daylight and sunlight compliant that responds sensitively to it’s neighbouring properties.
On the third floor is ‘The Great Room’ which provides a social hub, a bar/restaurant and additional outdoor amenity space in the form of a roof terrace. There are two specialist dementia floors within the building to provide more specialist care to the residents. There are also a number of secure internal communal spaces and roof terraces on multiple floors to provide a safe external space for residents to enjoy.
The approach to the landscape design is responsive to the site’s sensitive location within the local context of the conservation area. Situated in a key position within the wider green network, the proposals will reinforce this local green infrastructure through proposing additional green assets including further tree and herbaceous planting.