Farrow Court wins design award

The Farrow Court, the sheltered housing complex recently rebuilt for Ashford Borough Council (ABC), has been named Best Major Residential Project in the Kent Design and Development Awards.

With the emphasis very much on quality of life, the new Farrow Court is built to Lifetime Homes and the council’s space standards and will also feature a new day-care centre, communal facilities, a hairdressers and a restaurant that can be used by all of the local community.

The £15.4m rebuild work will make Farrow Court the flag bearer for the Borough’s future provision for older people. The project is seen as essential by ABC as by 2026 it is anticipated that 40% of Ashford’s population will be aged over 50.

The new accommodation will offer a total of 104 high-quality living spaces; including eight recuperative care units for people released from hospital who need additional respite care before they can return to their homes, and 12 units for people with learning disabilities.

Kent Design and Development Awards are held every two years to reward and celebrate construction achievements around the county.

Awards are made in eight categories:

  • Commercial, Industrial and Retail
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Performance
  • Infrastructure and Renewables
  • Public Buildings – Community and Education
  • Residential – Major and Minor
  • Project of the Year

and are sponsored by:

Kent Design and Development Awards 15 December 2016

Ashford Borough Council 20January 2015

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