Peak Architects, in partnership with Sheffield City Council have submitted a planning application for a proposed large-scale older people’s independent living (OPIL) project in southeast Sheffield. The scheme, which supports the housing needs and aspiration of the city's diverse ageing population, comprises a mix of one and two bed apartments with community at the core.
The proposals for all 141 apartments ensure the scheme is environmentally sustainable with future adaptability built in. The design incorporates the creation of both indoor and outdoor social and communal spaces. These include a community hall for programmed activities and a café with a south facing courtyard for both residents and the wider community.
Key to the development is its integration and links into the wider residential community by extending existing parkland and improving cross site pedestrian and cycle links whilst promoting a safe and accessible environment for new and future residents.
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