Grassy Meadow Court

Award: GOLD

Grassy Meadow Court is a welcoming new-build, purpose built extra-care housing development in Hayes, Hillingdon, constructed by Farrans Construction on behalf of Hillingdon Council. Located within close proximity to the town centre and surrounded by mature trees, Grassy Meadow Court is ideally positioned for peaceful living, whilst remaining an integral part of the community.

The development includes 88 independent apartments, a day care centre, hair salon and a café, which is also open to the public. Exterior space is generous, comprising of two internal courtyard gardens, communal terraces and private winter gardens, balconies and patios adjoining individual apartments, which enable residents to spend time outdoors at any time over the course of the day. Glazing has been used extensively to optimise natural light and provide views of the garden or surrounding parkland from interior spaces.

Resident independence is maximised through careful use of tonal contrast, and ease of visual access throughout the building and within smaller details, such as glazed kitchen cabinets to prompt and enable. Residents particularly enjoy the social facilities of the building. They often congregate in the lounges and open-plan café and benefit from the strengthening links with the nearby local theatre and wider community. The adaptive approach to management is welcomed, where various fittings, technology, and other features are used flexibly – installed or adjusted to suit each resident’s needs as they move in or as their circumstances change.