Planning Application submitted for Ashton Court with Origin Housing
Ashton Court is a sheltered housing scheme for older people in Camden owned by Origin Housing.
The existing building is in need of renovation and many of the properties are well below current standards. Archadia have developed a design to remodel the interior providing larger more accessible apartments and introduced balconies for residents. The communal areas will be rebuilt and new apartments provided above. To fund the upgrade and remodelling 5 new mews houses will also be developed on the site for market sale.
The site is in a prominent location in Camden and falls within a conservation area. The mews houses respond to the context in a contemporary way and have been designed to maximise outdoor space on a tight site and take a fabric first approach to sustainability. The project will serve as a case study for other sheltered housing schemes in need of remodelling in Camden and beyond.