Planning Permission Granted for Adamsdown Supported Living
Planning permission has been granted for a new Supported Living Centre in Adamsdown, Cardiff. The new building, named Pearl House, will be located on the former Citadel site and a smaller structure comprising two self-contained step-up flats has been proposed on Pearl Place as part of the scheme.
The project, designed by Austin-Smith:Lord for Cardiff Council Housing Development, will provide new homes for young people between the ages of 16 and 21. The key objective is that through a combination of high quality housing, and dedicated round the clock support, residents will progress to live independent lives in permanent accommodation.
The design of the scheme adopted from the outset a very simple palette that convey a sense of familiarity and home comfort; traditional materials such as brick on the exterior, timber and warm colour interior finishes.
A double height communal lounge, in the main building, will open directly into a shared garden with southern aspect. Together both spaces will offer variety of areas for social interaction and quiet activities.
The design promotes the sense of openness and social inclusion. The main building stair core will be lit by large openings offering views out as well as in. This visual relationship with the street will be further animated by convivially coloured staircase and the residents moving through the space.
Design team members include QuadConsult Ltd, Wardell Armstrong LLP, and LRM Planning.