Kirkdale House

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Project Brief

23 assisted living apartments for adults with mental health issues, diagnosed autism and learning disabilities.


Carless + Adams secured planning approval for the development of 23 assisted apartments for Safe as Houses Investment PLC.

The scheme redevelops an existing decommissioned nursing home in Stockton-On-Tees that will provide varying types of specialist care for young adults with mental health issues, diagnosed autism and learning disabilities. The building is split into three secure sections reflecting each of these varying types of specialist care.

As well as the individual assisted apartments, which all have their own living/bedroom spaces and shower rooms, there are also shared communal areas on the ground floor for the residents and staff to use which will help contribute to improving their overall wellbeing. The first floor comprises of the separate staff areas and facilities to enable the necessary domiciliary care to be provided to the residents.

The new accommodation will enable the young residents to lead independent lives with the necessary care provided on site as and when required. This new planning approval will see what was formerly a disused building transformed into a safe and welcoming environment to support vulnerable members of the community and allow them to lead fulfilling lives.



Safe as Houses Investment PLC



Scope of Services:

RIBA Stages 0-7


Full planning permission granted in 2020

Site Area:

0.72 Ha ,1.78 acres

Total m2:



23 assisted living apartments


“Calm and assured management of the entire process, leading us end to end, from initial concept through to a successful planning application. There is no substitute for expertise, gained through depth of experience, combined with great design.”