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Frickley Lodge, South Elmsall

AWSM prepared a mini masterplan that could dovetail into the overall masterplan for the area requiring liaison with the relevant departments within Wakefield Council. The aim was to create a Lifetime Homes community. At the centre of this is a large extra care scheme with a restaurant and coffee bar open to the public.  In addition, family housing and bungalows for older people resulted in a £10.5m project that was delivered in 16 months.


A contemporary design ethos was adopted. The distinctive roof profile to the lounge area and modern window proportions with glazed panels add interest and rhythm to the façade. An added consideration was that there would be a significant number of residents with dementia, thereby requiring some very specific design criteria. A south facing private walled garden accessed from the coffee bar provides a secure external space for residents.