Bruyn’s Court

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Eastern

Local Authority Area

Thurrock

Information about this scheme

Bruyn’s Court provides 25 flats designed specifically to be used by elderly residents in Thurrock. Built for Thurrock Council as part of a new council housing programme, the four-storey complex is located close to the town centre and associated amenities, providing residents with high quality living environment with an emphasis on independence and social interaction. The development brings life to an underused site between an active town centre and a community garden, through a design which mediates two different landscapes and successfully places itself within its surroundings. To the east, the development enlivens the urban street, where a linear brick façade corresponds with the hard urban landscape and acts as the main entrance to the building. By contrast, the western façade has a more organic formation, faceted to respond to a neighbouring community garden while offering root protection to existing mature trees. The upper levels of this elevation are clad in weatherboard, softening the building when viewed from the garden. 

Credits

Architect

Bell Phillips Architects

Client

Thurrock Council

Main Contractor

Willmott Dixon

Structural Engineer

John Newton & Partners (JNP Group)

Services Engineer

Engineering Services Consultancy Ltd

Landscape Architect

Anna French Associates

Primary Use Class

Class C3 - Dwelling Houses