McCarthy & Stone appointed Roundfield and Emmett Russell Architects to develop proposals for a high quality independent living retirement complex centred around refurbishing a grade II listed rectory building, and the demolition and redevelopment of the former 1970′s nursing home extension. Roundfield devised the site wide strategy for this historic landscape, and went on to produce the masterplan and landscape proposals for a planning submission in October 2013. Proposals include formal private gardens for residents, a communal garden space with a shelter and seating area, sensory planting, a mini orchard, two ponds and raised bed allotment plots. The ‘active’ zone incorporates the majority of these features, and has been strategically placed along the northern boundary to take full advantage of the sun and to preserve the open character of the terraced lawn to the south, which has been a feature of the landscape since the Winterton House was built in 1873.
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