The development at Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond is a 5 storey terrace building comprising 63 apartments. The scheme sits within walking distance of Newcastle City Centre, alongside a variety of eclectic boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the heart of the Brandling Village and South Jesmond Conservation Areas.
The elegant and restrained proposal adopts an extruded gable terrace form. By taking the common dimension of a single pitched roof of a domestic building within the conservation area, and replicating this feature in proportion to the proposed mass, the proposal develops a similar language to that of the existing built community.
The development will replace the vacated Newcastle High School for Girls and contribute to the local prestige of Jesmond; whilst offering a wide range of unique, high-end housing choices to meet the needs of the over 60s market.
The requirement for retirement housing for the over 60s market is steadily increasing, coupled with considerable growth in the number of people over the age of 85. This is met with the need for innovative and modern housing solutions to help prevent some of the toughest hurdles the ageing population are facing in the UK.