Homeowners can sit and relax in the evening sunshine on one of the sun terraces that open up from both the club lounge and on-site restaurant that overlook the beautiful landscaped gardens. Alternatively they can enjoy the stunning views from the different viewing platforms situated on floors 2, 3 and 5 or relax in the stunning double height atrium.

Planning History

Proposals for the redevelopment of the site, a former convent, commenced around 2012 with the aim of taking the opportunity to repair and improve the townscape by delivering a high quality and high profile development close to Poole town centre, whilst delivering specialist accommodation for older persons. Following successful applications for building which included a 12 storey tower, the proposals were rationalised in 2014 resulting in a building predominantly 5 storeys in height with an 8 storey element creating a strong and attractive focal point. The articulation and detailing creating an interesting and attractive high quality building which also provides definition and a sense of arrival to what may be considered one of the entrances to the town centre.

Project Team

Architect: McCarthy & Stone
Developer: McCarthy & Stone

Development Data

Site size (ha): 0.463
Date of completion: 02/01/2017
Schedule of accommodation: 29 one beds/31 two beds
Tenure mix: 100% Assisted Living
Size of typical home: 100m2
Parking spaces: 36 resident. 2 visitor. 1 disabled. 1 staff

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