Following a successful appointment at the end of 2018, which saw Watson Batty Architects appointed as Architect/Lead Consultant on the Lincoln Court development in York, a recent site visit revealed works are off to a great start.
Commencing on site in July 2019, the project involves full refurbishment of the existing independent living scheme together with new build extensions. The new build elements will provide an impressive main entrance area overlooked by a communal lounge and provision for an additional 15 apartments. The main communal carpark area will be redesigned to provide visitor parking and electric charging points, with the whole site being subject to a landscape masterplan, enhancing the area for the residents and visitors.
Increasing the number of apartments to 30, the 15 new build apartments have been designed to be wheelchair compliant and are fully adaptable to aid future proofing. Once completed, the scheme will provide a fully refurbished development with facilities designed to suit the residents current and future needs.
To aid buildability and quality of construction, the scheme has been digitally built and fully co-ordinated within a BIM environment by all consultants. The client has been advised of how they can benefit from its use, post completion, whilst the whole design team have attended workshops in order to discuss and address lifecycle costs of the scheme.
Watson Batty Architects are working closely with City of York Council to provide an attractive variety of finishes, allowing the residents to create a bespoke apartment through offering a range of choices. The team appointed are working alongside Sewell Construction to provide construction information for the works. Proposed date for completion is Spring 2020.