Lee Park scheme shortlisted for prestigious award
Wednesday 03 June 2015
Riverside is celebrating in Liverpool on being shortlisted
alongside its partner design and development agencies for a
national award recognising the design of its newest retirement
living complex, Joseph Williams Mews.
The Housing Design Awards, which are sponsored by the Homes and
Communities Agency and Department for Communities and Local
Government, recognise excellence in housing architecture and
design. Riverside's Joseph Williams Mews in Belle Vale has been
shortlisted for 'Best Project 2015'.
Joseph Williams Mews - Belle Vale, Liverpool
The £9.1 million, 70-home project has been developed by
Riverside housing association and design agency DK-Architects, in
partnership withLiverpool City Council, contractor Lovell and
landscape architects AJP, following the increased demand for one
and two bedroom housing for older people in the area.
Dot Kelly, Area Manager for Riverside, said, "our team is
delighted that the panel of the national Housing Design Awards has
shortlisted Joseph Williams Mews for this year's Best Project.
The purpose built accommodation meets the needs of the ageing
population in Lee Valley and comes at a time of wide regeneration
in the area. The finished retirement development will be modern and
inviting with a staffed reception area, community café and
wellbeing suites. We hope Joseph Williams Mews will become a
valuable hub for local events and activities used by the wider
The buildings have been designed as a series of urban blocks
within landscaped parks to allow green space into the suburban area
in accordance with a Green Space Strategy promoting social
inclusion and human interaction. Predominately brick and slate, the
buildings' design relates to a terraced street with a landscaped
exterior which has been designed for happy residents and a viable,
"We are pleased to see that the hard work of everyone at
DK-Architects, Riverside and our other partner agencies on the
Joseph Williams Mews development is being commended by the Housing
Design Awards panel. We hope to see it become a truly community
driven project," says Tom Kirby of DK-Architects.
Joseph Williams Mews consists of a total of 70 homes - 56
affordable rent apartments as well as 12 apartments and two
bungalows available to buy on a shared ownership basis.
David Robinson, Marketing Officer at Riverside's Home Ownership
division said, "we were inundated with enquiries from potential
buyers for our retirement homes at Joseph Williams Mews, and almost
all were reserved for sale months before completion.
Our shared owners have quickly settled in to this fantastic new
development and are already enjoying all the comforts and benefits
of a new home designed specifically with their needs in mind."