Extra-Care Apartments: Melrose Court, Poundbury

Client: Duchy of Cornwall, Yarlington Housing Group

Projected Completion: 2017

A building that responds to three urban spaces: The Great Field; the boulevard; the piazza. The residents encounter these spaces through the terrace (Great Field), the garden (Boulevard) and the arcade (Piazza). The new building's elevations respond to these urban cues: rising up on the edge of the Great Field; enclosing the Bouldevard garden on three sides; framing the Piazza.

This sixty-three apartment extra care building is for Yarlington Housing Group and was designed in collaboration with their architect, Noma of Bristol. The building is now on site and due for completion by Christmas 2017.