Tuke Manton Architects were commissioned to remodel the flats at Mabley Court into a development of six dwellings in Bracknell providing self-contained accommodation for young people between 16 and 24 with low support needs. All flats have access to the communal garden.
The dwellings are a traditional masonry construction with timber frame windows. Originally built as a care home in 1996, it has been converted into single person flats. The conversion has also included the removal of the conservatory and the construction of a small extension.
We worked in collaboration with an artist, Richard Woods, for an exterior art work which would create a new identity for the building.
Young people living nearby were consulted and suggestions were implemented at workshops that finalised the artwork as part of the planning consultation.