A two-winged sheltered housing scheme for older people, built to a palette of red brick and terracotta tiles.

Look Ahead Housing and Care
Ruislip, Middlesex
£3 million

“The architect has taken this scheme, stripped it of extraneous frippery, and redefined it as a crisp, homogenous brick volume with elegant, thoughtful detailing. The building is competent and coherent, and its plan, section and elevation are legibly interrelated.” Rory Olcayto, The Architects’ Journal
  • 12 self-contained residential units, each with living/kitchen space, bathroom and double bedroom
  • Close to Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts building
  • Double-height main entrance at junction of two wings
  • Landscape continues building palette, with quarry-tiled paths and communal lawns
  • Designed for long-term durability and flexibility

Client: Look Ahead Housing and Care
Structural Engineer: Michael Hadi Associates
Services Engineer: AJD Design
Sustainability Consultant: ECDA
Landscape: Watkins Dally

Life at Yew Tree Lodge A local resident enjoying the evening sun in his living room.
Life from Within The communal spaces of Yew Tree Lodge lit up at night.
Life at Yew Tree Lodge A welcome at the front door from a local resident.
Life at Yew Tree Lodge Enjoying the sun in the garden.

Yew Tree Lodge