Rayner Davies Architects’ “Homes for Heroes” scheme in Stapleford has been granted planning permission.
Five one-bed apartments on the site of underutilized garages on Oakfield Road have been given permission by Broxtowe planners
The new homes will be prioritized for ex-servicemen, thus particular care has been taken to ensure they are all have good accessibility. A ramped entrance leads from the street to the main entrance. The upper floors are accessible by stairs and provide for ambulant disabled residents. The apartments provide wet rooms, wider doorways and wheelchair turning spaces.
Rayner Davies Architects has noted that the site is constrained by major services and the flood plain so the challenge was to accommodate accessible ramps into the landscaping strategy to create a sense of place.
The property will also be set up to provide low running costs and is exceptionally low carbon with the use of PV and air sourced heat pumps.
It is hoped that work will start on site later this year.