United Welsh Housing Association (Housing-with-Care) & Hafod Care Association (Care Home)
Leadbitter (housing-with-care) and Dean & Dyball (care home)
care home entrance approach

Housing-with-Care and Care Home

Caerphilly, South Wales

By chance, we have been lucky enough to work on adjacent sites in Caerphilly for two different clients: a 49 flats housing-with-care development and a 70-beds care home. Together they provide two important community facilities in this new residential area of Caerphilly; and, as such, our designs seek to balance the privacy of residents with a ‘welcome’ to the wider community; through a series of shared and private courtyard gardens. The resultant composition seeks, also, to bring some order and coherence to the disjointed grouping of buildings that currently form the ‘commercial and retail sector’ of a new residential neighbourhood. An off-shoot of the concurrent nature of these developments is that catering for both developments will be provided from the care home, to improve the economic viability of the housing-with-care operation.