21/02459/OUT|Outline application for demolition of 1-5 King Edward Drive (residential properties) and erection of a three-storey, 76 bedroom residential care facility (Use Class C2), with associated access, ground works, car parking, servicing, private amenity space, landscaping and boundary treatment (all matters reserved except for access) |1-5 King Edward Drive Chessington KT9 1DW
Plans have been submitted by Frontier Estates (West) Limited to replace the homes on 1-5 King Edward Drive Chessington with a three storey 76-bed room care home.
The 76 bedrooms will all come with their own en-suite and the care home facility will include staff offices, welfare and training spaces, a kitchen, a laundry room, 20 parking spaces and cycle storage.
The new care home will create between 70 and 80 full time and part time jobs. Read about the plans here (opens a PDF in your browser)
BELOW AN EXTRACT FROM THE DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT EXPLAINS THE IDEAS BEHIND THE PROPOSAL:
3.1 Overview and Concept Evolution
A set of parameter plans have been developed to provide simple principles that can be used to create a scheme that is sensitive to its context, through scale and material.
Any proposal would be influenced by the local architecture, established verdant setting, and relationship with boundaries.
Concept Evolution: Fitting into the urban realm
The parameter plans have been developed using the contextual residential scale and form. Scale and development area responds to the suburban context, and footprint arranged to reflect retained tree positions and proximity to boundaries.
Concept evolution: Addressing mass and scale
In order to address the scale of development the accommodation has been divided into three separate elements that work within the consented outline and the topography of the site.
The type and colour of materials has been chosen to compliment the existing brick stock, and a simple profiled metal roof to provide an update to the traditional tile finish seen locally.
Concept evolution: The Elevations
The elevations have been designed to reflect the accommodation contained within the building. Bedrooms are grouped, and living room have a lager window, and in many instances either a patio or balcony space to reflect the simple order of the elevation.
Concept evolution: Accommodation
The proposed scheme provides 76 en-suite bedrooms, and a series of ancillary amenities for the residents, including secure landscaping around the building.