Due to the naturally elevated topography and beautiful views of the surrounding area, much of the existing landscape around Ellerslie has been retained and respected. In terms of additional private and public outdoor spaces, the main communal building, Lind House, is terraced, while every apartment has a Juliet/full balcony, or terraced area if located at ground-level. A high-quality recreational space with amenity grass, shrub and herbaceous planting areas is also due to be created, featuring summerhouses, bespoke water features and seating.
In 2012, Gaunt Francis Architects was commissioned by Audley Retirement to prepare designs for a new care community on the five-acre site of Ellerslie House, Abbey Road, Malvern. Ellerslie was built around 1855 as a water cure establishment, and Southlands (a Grade II listed building) and Cherbourg were the residences. It then became Ellerslie Girl’s School and Hillstone prep school in 1922/1924 (records unclear), closing in 1992 when the school merged with Malvern College.
|Architect:||Gaunt Francis Architects|
|Site size (ha):||2|
|Date of completion:||07/01/2018|
|Schedule of accommodation:||10 X 1 bed apartments, 81 X 2 bed apartments, 8 x 2+ bed apartments, 1 x 2+ bed cottage, 1 x 1 bed lodge|
|Tenure mix:||100% private dwelling €“ C2 status|
|Size of typical home:||86|
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