• Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Housing
  • Health

Hazelhurst Court, Lewisham


‘A garden room café spills out into landscaped areas on two sides.’

Working within the constraints of a tight urban plot, this scheme comprises 60 extra care homes within two new buildings, alongside integrated communal space. Being mindful that older people spend more of their time inside, the design is centred on the concept of bringing the outside in and all homes are dual aspect to provide a visual connection to the courtyards and neighbouring streets. Similarly, a new garden room between the two courtyards provides a generous, light-filled communal space directly onto these external spaces, each of which has a different character to provide a range of physical and visual stimuli for residents.

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Project Details:

Bringing the outside in to create high quality homes for older people.

Client: Phoenix Community Housing

Construction Value: £12.7m

Completion: 2017

Location: Lewisham


  • Civic Trust Awards 2020: Highly Commended
  • Civic Trust Awards 2020, Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design: Winner
  • RIBA Awards 2018, London: Winner
  • Housing Design Awards 2018, HAPPI Award: Winner
  • Inside Housing Development Awards 2018, Best Older People's Housing Scheme: Winner
  • 24housing Awards 2018, Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year: Shortlisted
  • Housing Design Awards 2015, Project: Shortlisted