SP&A Architects

Limestone View, Settle handed over

Limestone View Extra Care scheme in Settle has recently been handed over to Housing & Care 21.  Working in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council, Keepmoat Regeneration and Henry Riley Consultants, the scheme comprising fifty apartments and communal facilities was completed toward the end of October 2014.  Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, the market town of Settle comprises mainly small scale buildings so great care was taken in reducing the impact of the building to ensure it fitted seamlessly into it’s surroundings.

 

The building, which includes 24 open plan specialist dementia apartments, was designed to provide as barrier free an environment as possible.  The high level of community facilities included within the building, were designed around an internal ‘street’.   Careful selection of materials and signage help the street to take on the image of a typical North Yorkshire market town street.  All offices and facilities accessed off this ‘street’ are designed to have typical shop fronts in a variety of colours, all to assist in familiarity for residents who may suffer with dementia.  The street leads to a central ‘square’ which comprises a glazed atrium spanning the full height of the building, the restaurant area being located immediately off the ‘square’.  The relocation of the town library within the building helps plant the building firmly into the community and it is hoped there will be a great deal of interaction between the future residents and the wider community.

 

Please have a look at further photographs of the scheme included in the ‘Projects’ section of the website.