Appleby Street Extra Care Housing
Use: 27 Extra-care Residential units
Located on the site of a derelict two-storey car park on the Fellows Court estate in Hoxton in East London, JAA propose the reinvigoration of the site with 27 new residential units for local, social residents with a need for on-site care. The new homes are spread across 4 floors, with generous outdoor terraces, lift access to all floors and spacious communal top-lit circulation space with a curved open light well linking all floors, making the deep plan pleasant to navigate. The roof top is accessible to all residents as a communal garden, as well as being a short 20m walk to St Mary’s Community Gardens across the street. The ground floor contains on-site facilities with 24 hour healthcare wardens on hand, as well as a coffee shop to allow residents to gather socially.
The site is ideal for elderly residents, being a short walk to local shops on the estate and nearby Hackney and Kingsland Roads, good transport connections, nearby to a cross-section of places of worship, and health care facilities (both hospital and GP practice).
The architecture, a fair-faced stone frame with white bricks inlays, echoes the form of the tall estate tower behind, with the scale suiting that of the adjacent building to the north.