Charlie Ratchford Court
Client: London Borough of Camden
: Vistry Partnerships (Contractor)Charlie Ratchford Court is a stunning new development which includes 38 extra care apartments innovatively designed to support later living and those in need of additional support and care. The scheme incorporates a café, community garden and activity spaces, designed to create a hub for the local community; encouraging socialisation and interaction.
The health and wellbeing of residents is at the centre of the design. Open galleries are used for circulation which allows dual aspect benefits of natural light and cross ventilation for the apartments. The open gallery design also allows for visual connections with the local community. Each apartment has a generous private balcony which can be transformed into a winter garden. Built on a vacant site close to Chalk Farm station, the combination of high-quality design and carefully chosen materials has resulted in a six-storey building that is contemporary, respectful of its historic context and in keeping with Camden housing typologies. Brick elevations in the Camden vernacular, respond sensitively to the surrounding Victorian housing and in particular the adjacent terrace of houses which are locally listed.