Eden Manor in Thorpe, Shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2021

| 8 July 2021
Eden Manor

Eden Manor in Thorpe, Shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2021

Eden Manor, Eden Retirement Livings flagship development in Surrey has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2021. The submission for Eden Manor was made along with Pearl House Newbury, Eden’s first development based In Newbury Berkshire by architects ACG (Both have been shortlisted).

The proposals for the spectacular Eden Manor site include the restoration of the existing Grade II and Grade II* listed 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings and the addition of a new building. Together, these will house 79 apartments and a variety of recreational facilities within a new later living village.

The existing listed buildings are being sensitively converted into 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and the recreational facilities from the award-winning architect, Ted Cullinan’s original office scheme will be restored to create a community heart. The front of house area is to be reinstated and the swimming pool and spa, squash courts, restaurants and dining areas are to be refurbished. Additional facilities will include a residents’ lounge and library, staff accommodation, guest suites and two winter gardens. Landscaping will enhance the parkland setting and further outdoor recreational areas such as kitchen garden allotments, a boating lake and clubhouse will enrich the campus community.

New pathways will give residents access to the entire site and improved planting will significantly enhance the existing ecology and biodiversity.

The new build is conceived as a 21st century complementary addition to the current campus, carefully integrated with the landscape to reduce the visual impact on the green belt. The 23 apartments are arranged in two clusters with front doors opening out onto one of three public mews courtyards. Green roofs house further communal spaces while picture garden courtyards to the south of the properties offer views to the landscaped grounds. It is intended that a selection of the communal areas will be opened up for use by non-residents in order to increase the variety and vibrancy of the development. The design moves away from the traditional ‘gated development’ to provide 21st century later living.

The Housing Design awards were launched in 1948 and are the longest running. World class judges who are experts in their field, range from planning to design and are highly respected here in the UK and overseas.

These are the only Awards promoted by all 5 major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, meaning the awards are genuinely a cross industry partnership between various arms of government, the private sector, and all key professional institutions.

Managing Partner Liam Kelly commented ‘we are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award, especially as we have both the Pearl House Newbury and Eden Manor submissions shortlisted. We have worked closely with ACG who have produced superb designs and we are thrilled their work has been recognised. Although Eden Retirement Living is a young company, we all come with significant knowledge and experience of the sector and out intention is to take things on a stage, we really hope people will enjoy living here and at our other carefully selected sites we are in the process of developing.’


For further information:
Alison Lidderdale T: 07767 491 527 E: alison@edenrl.com