Making Places: Sheltered Accommodation for the Elderly

This project was the third in my second year of my degree. Our brief was to design a scheme for sheltered accommodation for the elderly within an existing building in Bournemouth, which also had some form of communal/public space that integrated it into Bournemouth and brought revenue in.

My statement of intent was: I will design a sustainable, innovative and original scheme for serviced accommodation for the elderly, that will form a focal point of the local and surrounding community of Bournemouth, re-invigorating home design for the elderly. I want to create an environment, which promotes independence in both able and less-able individuals older in age, combining the privacy of individual rooms, and large communal spaces that integrate both the residents and local community. Through background research, analysis of site, consideration of contemporary issues and development of space planning, I will provide a comprehensive design solution to redevelop Midland House, giving it use as accommodation for the elderly, as well as a social hub for both the residents and general public.

I designed a scheme which consisted of:

Basement: Hydrotherapy Suite (open to residents and the public)

Ground Floor: Reception/Café Library space (open to residents and the public)

First Floor: Café Library space/Multi-function room/Staff room

Second – Fifth Floors: Resident’s rooms

I have included some images from the project below, developed over the 5 week project length, including 3D renders and Sectional Perspectives.


3D Basement
Basement Hydrotherapy Suite
First Floor 1
First Floor Café Library
Exterior View
View from outside into Ground Floor Level
Sectional Diagram 2
3D Isometric Sectional Perspective
Ground Floor 1
Ground Floor Café Library
Section 2
Rendered Long Section
Sectional Diagram 3
Long Section




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