Grove Place Retirement Village Southampton, Hampshire
Client: LifeCare Residences Ltd
The practice was appointed to help deliver a new continuing care retirement village at a grade-I listed Elizabethan house in an attractive rural location near Southampton, that had previously been occupied by a private school.
The project involved careful negotiations with a number of key stakeholders including English Heritage (now Historic England), Natural England, the local community and the council in order to agree an appropriate scheme.
We were able to successfully demonstrate that a sensitive conversion and redevelopment of the house in its historic gardens could create a retirement village that would offer a sustainable long-term use for the listed building and its setting. The final scheme delivered 115 units with complementary leisure and service facilities.
Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
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