Anchor Hanover’s Architects, PRP, have produced initial architectural designs and landscape designs for the scheme.
The development is proposed to have two access points from Silver Hill to create a one-way drive-in and drive-out access arrangement for vehicles. The creation of one of the accesses, will however, require the removal of 5 no. existing on-street car parking bays on Silver Hill itself.
Car parking for residents and visitors (including 4 disabled bays) and a drop-off bay are proposed within the development’s entrance court. In total 45 no. car parking spaces are proposed for 80 no. apartments. This represents 56% provision which exceeds the “industry standard” for the type of use, given that many residents have previously “given-up” their cars.
Importantly, the proposed building is being designed to frame the existing pedestrian link from Silver Hill to Serpentine Green to provide
a safe and attractive route to walk along, both for Anchor Hanover residents and existing residents of The Hamptons.
During these current difficult financial times, the proposed scheme will result in numerous economic benefits, including:
- 15 no. permanent full-time equivalent jobs (including scheme manager; receptionists/administration; wellness providers; cleaners; and maintenance staff;
- Supporting circa 200 temporary constructions jobs during the build plans;
- Release of 30-40 no. family homes which could be occupied by economically active families;
- Economic health benefits through a reduction in GP visits and hospital visits given the design of the accommodation (reduction in falls etc) as well as the wellness/care services provided on-site.