Contract Name: Hazelhurst Court, Beckenham
Contract Value: £12.7 million
Contract Period: 76 weeks
Architect: Levitt Bernstein
Client: Phoenix Housing Trust

Rydon successfully delivered the RIBA and HAPPI-Award winning Hazelhurst Court Extra Care development in Lewisham for Phoenix Community Housing. The development comprises 60 new extra care apartments suitable for people aged 60 and above, divided into 6 one-bedroom accessible flats, 2 two-bedroom flats, and a further complement of 52 one-bedroom flats.

Hazelhurst Court is situated in a prominent area of Beckenham, with strong train links to London via the Overground Line with Beckenham Hill station a short walk away.

Rydon secured the £12.7 million scheme in a growing sub-market of the housing sector - Extra Care housing. Other recent Rydon Extra Care projects can be viewed here.

100% of the apartments at Hazelhurst Court are available for social rent, designed and built to meet the varying needs of residents. The homes are for individuals and couples looking to live independently and who may require further help and assistance when they require it.

The project has been built within the underused grounds of an existing sheltered housing facility, built to create a project providing several communal areas; including a lounge, kitchen and café/restaurant facilities as well as a hobby room, which will also serve as a therapy and treatment suite. These options have been considered and included to bestow independent living yet implement fully flexible care when required. 

The main facility has been subject to a range of external landscaping, a reconfigured access road and on-site resident parking, providing better use of the current space. Accessible courtyards are designed with two contrasting characters, and a glazed lightweight garden room links both the spaces.

Rydon's Resident Liaison team has been on site throughout the build, offering support to residents within the existing grounds of Hazelhurst Court and the immediate local area, allowing residents to communicate with a knowledgeable and honest voice via consultations and coffee mornings with our Resident Liaison Officers.