HEALTH / COMMUNITY
Popplewell Springs, Tadcaster
Popplewell Springs Extra Care scheme is located in Tadcaster, approximately 1 mile from the centre. The existing facilities were deemed outdated and did not provide a suitable range of accommodation types. The core of the existing care home remained in-situ during the development so that residents could remain on site until new accommodation was available.
The new building uses local materials, including sandstone from a nearby quarry and tiled pitched roofs. The building is broken down into 4 distinct blocks to reduce its overall scale and utilizes a changing roofscape to further break down the mass.
The main building entrance, highlighted by a ‘port cohère’, is located on the east facing elevation adjacent to the parking area. In addition to the 45 apartments there is a restaurant, café, shop and hairdressing salon open to the community.