Chesil Lodge comprises 52 self contained Extra Care Units supported by a number of shared facilities including the main reception area, cafe/ restaurant facility, a Lounge and Activity Rooms. The development also includes a Day Care Unit which allows families respite from care for the morning or afternoon.
Conscious of the open nature of the location the design has sought to create an attractive linear landscape along Chesil Street placing the majority of the development to the rear of the site along Barfield Close. This open space is then subdivided to create a sequence of landscape spaces running along the street.
The massing of the development and the facade treatment were developed through a series of workshops with Winchester City Council to ensure that it is sympathetic to its location, whilst recognizing the requirement to deliver a significant building to meet the needs of the Extra Care residents.
The building is predominantly clad in red brick with weathered bronze cladding to the upper parts of the building which, together with the integral balconies to each unit, create an important syncopation to the facade. Further animation to this facade is through the introduction of decorated perforated fins placed along the balconies.
Design Engine acted as concept architects on this project which was delivered by PDP Architecture.