Yew Tree Lodge in Hillingdon is a sheltered housing scheme for 12 special needs tenants in the grounds of a Grade II listed Arts and Crafts building design by Edward Prior.
The structure utilises a very conventional, even prosaic, palette of materials (trussed rafter roof with terracotta tiles, load-bearing masonry walls, pre-cast concrete floors and reinforced concrete ground beams supported on CFA piles) carefully detailed to produce a building of quality, robustness and flexibility for future use.
Due to high levels of CO2 found during the soil investigation, a gas membrane was provided under the ground floor finishes along with a suspended floor and appropriate venting.
Client: Look Ahead Housing
Architect: Duggan Morris
Project Value: £2.6M
Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2010
Winner: Building Better Healthcare Awards, 2009
Winner: Building for Life Standard 2009, CABE Silver Standard
Winner: British Home Awards, 2009
Shortlisted: Housing Design Awards, 2009
Images courtesy of Duggan Morris Architects