New Lodge Community
PRP & Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
: Landscape and Public Realm: HLP Project Management, EA, Cost: Faithful+GouldNew Lodge Community is the redevelopment of the central area of New Earswick Garden Village, creating a Lifetime Neighbourhood which provides:
•105 affordable extra care apartments •44-bed care home •Refurbishment of the listed Folk Hall •Improved public realm. The proposals capture the spirit of New Earswick Garden Village which was commissioned by philanthropist Joseph Rowntree for his factory workers and designed by Parker and Unwin. A significant part of the village is a conservation area and heritage asset. Older people are housed at the heart of the village with the intention of freeing up family housing in New Earswick and enabling a new generation to move into the village. This could rebalance the age profile of residents in New Earswick and ensure future viability of the community facilities. The masterplan was shaped by connections to the wider village and a clearly defined vision for the landscape and public realm. Grade II-listed Folk Hall, has been refurbished and re-established as the village hub. Activities and meals for the extra care housing and care home are provided from here and connected via covered walkways. Inspired by Arts and Crafts vernacular, the architecture reinterprets key characteristics from the local Conservation Area including steep roofscapes, feature chimneys, recessed porches and consistent use of brickwork and tiles. New Lodge is barrier free with a University of Stirling Gold Award for Dementia Design. The structure allows for flexibility in designation so that extra care accommodation can convert to care beds and residents can ‘age in place’.