Demolition works have commenced at the site of Elysian Residences inaugural project in Stanmore, North London. The project, designed by architects ColladoCollins, is 243,000 sq ft in total and will encompass 101 C2 elderly housing apartments operated by Elysian as well as 70 further C3 apartments.
The design by ColladoCollins will demolish the existing Jubilee House, a poorly maintained 1970s office building, and replace it with two self-contained buildings. The northern block (C2) will extend to 180,000 sq ft, including basement parking shared between the two buildings, and the southern block (C3) totals 63,000 sq ft.
ColladoCollins’ design encourages integration amongst the community and addresses the demand for better designed developments for an aging demographic. The scheme will provide aspirational, urban living apartments that allow residents to live an active, independent lifestyle in retirement. Elysian Residences is at the forefront of new metropolitan, residential living model for the elderly. A key aspect of the model is that the apartments have high quality, on-call medical care for the residents.
Dominic Hailey, Associate at ColladoCollins said:
“This project is an opportunity for us to deliver a great piece of architecture, address the demand for appropriate elderly housing, and contribute to the regeneration of this borough in North London. The design aims to generate jobs for the area and create a vibrant community hub, replacing a little loved office building on the current brownfield site.”
Construction is to begin in November with completion expected in late 2019.