JTB Architects
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Sommes St


Somme Street Assisted Living and Care Facility

Client: Merivale Retirement Village | Project Management: Noble PM | Services Engineering: Harrison Grierson | Structural Engineering: Centraus Consulting Engineers | Fire Engineering: Enlightened Solutions | Acoustic Design: Marshall Day Acoustics

The new 4,020m2 facility will provide 22 assisted care facility apartments to the ground floor and 47 care facility units to the first floor, all with en-suite amenities.

Each floor provides dining and lounge facilities with commercial kitchen and laundry to the ground floor. Each apartment opens out onto a private outdoor area. The central courtyard provides a large outdoor sheltered space. Additional facilities for the tenants include reading lounge, cafe, residents laundry, hair salon & bar.

The project is in a residential area, requiring resource consent, and consideration of surrounding residential dwellings. The design is carefully considered to break up the form and scale of the building and present a high quality feel that match the vernacular of the surrounding area whilst maximising the allowable site coverage.