31.07.2019

Beech Gardens is a RIBA Award Winner

Beech Gardens is a RIBA Award Winner

Designed by K4 Architects and built by Connexus, Beech Gardens is an Independent Living Scheme designed around the key principles of socialisation and community.  Elderly residents can enjoy their own Windoor Wintergarden which faces directly out onto a central community garden enabling independence and privacy yet enabling social interaction when preferred.

The new build development features 22 Windoor Wintergardens manufactured in our System 1000 Light; the frameless glazed system with slender powder coated aluminium profiles which maximises natural light influx and energy efficiency through natural solar gain.  The winter gardens can be fully enclosed with locking system; partially or fully opened to enjoy the fresh air.  The sliding, inward opening system is very easy to operate, whilst at the same time being safe and secure; the perfect balance for an extra care facility.

The project is the winner of the 2019 RIBA West Midlands Award and will now be put forward for the RIBA National Awards later in the year.  Bob Ghosh, Director of K4 Architects said "K4 are delighted that Beech Gardens is the winner of the RIBA Regional Award.  It's a privilege to have worked on this project and it's particularly rewarding to see how it's tangibly improved people's lives."

Image by Handover Agency