Leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust’s award-winning Bradbury Place development has been announced as one of those longlisted for the inaugural RIBA Journal MacEwen Award.
Searching for architecture for the common good, the award recognises places – including open spaces – designed with the maximum benefit of society in mind; Bradbury Place standing as an ideal example of such an ethos.
Opened in 2015, Bradbury Place near Andover town centre was designed collaboratively between award-winning Winchester architects Design Engine and the charity’s client-led advisory board, Enham Trust’s Design Panel, to ensure the development realistically meets the needs of all the Trust’s disabled clients; providing fully accessible accommodation, in a town centre setting.
Enham Trust identified the site as one which would bring disabled people closer to Andover and thus offer its clients better access to shops and services, present greater opportunity for them to find suitable work, and therefore achieve greater self-reliance.
Bradbury Place has already been recognised as an example of excellence for social good, winning the Richard Feilden award at the 2015 Housing Design Awards.
Since completion of the project, Test Valley Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transport, Councillor Martin Hatley, said: “Working in partnership with Enham Trust and Design Engine has resulted in an outstanding design, which contributes positively towards providing high quality and truly life changing accommodation for residents.”
At the heart of this project lies Enham Trust’s vital work; supporting as many disabled and disadvantaged people as possible to live lives of choice and independence.
For more information about Enham Trust, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk