Named to commemorate the centenary of World War 1, Centenary Lodge offers supported housing to 34 of the UK’s most vulnerable and disabled ex-service personnel. The scheme includes one-bedroom flats, as well as five family homes and two fully accessible flats for disabled veterans.
More than 50 percent of the scheme’s residents need support with their mental health, so every aspect of the scheme is designed to provide a therapeutic experience. It is situated on the edge of a nature reserve and surrounded by trees and extensive landscaping, so tenants interact with the natural environment wherever they are in the building. The scheme also offers communal areas, allotments, IT facilities, support and activities.
The code for Sustainable Homes Code 4 has been adopted when designing this building to help the home stay at a comfortable ambient temperature throughout the year with protection from overheating and providing high levels of natural light.
“I’m ready for the next step and to move into my own flat…Without these services, I couldn’t give you an answer of where I’d be today. I’m ready to grab this opportunity with both hands and I’m ready for the future.”
Craig Wheatley, Centenary Lodge resident who served in the army for 11 years
“Pollard Thomas Edwards designed a much-needed home for veterans in an area with a significant shortfall of this type of accommodation…..
Patrick Devlin, Partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards
- Inside Housing Development Awards - Best affordable housing development
(26 -70 homes) 2018 — Winner