We are delighted to announce that Hargood Close - our supported housing scheme in Colchester - has been awarded a national RIBA Award.
Commissioned by Family Mosaic in partnership with Colchester Borough Council, the development replaces a run-down emergency hostel, and provides high quality and secure accommodation for homeless individuals and families. Our clients shared our determination that Hargood Close should be of the best possible quality, breaking the mould of housing provision for people at the bottom of the housing ladder.
The awards citation states:
“Organised around two courtyards, the project provides temporary housing for the homeless in a respectful, robust and adaptable form elevated by commendable attention to detail and a generosity of space and spirit. The reinvention of the almshouse typology underpins the success of Proctor and Matthews’ design strategy that is beautifully executed with brickwork detailing. What impressed the jury is the combination of craftsmanship and the dignity it affords to its users.”