hanover retirement housing

communal space update, cornwall, 2018

Boaz Studio were approached by Hanover Housing Association to provide proposals for two of Hanover’s retirement housing sites, Truro and Camborne, that would help to modernise the communal spaces whilst being appropriate for the users.

Several proposals were pulled together for the sites working with the existing carpet and lighting, the final scheme was then chosen by residents to be implemented.

“Boaz Studio came in to advise on the complete refurbishment of the communal space here at Sunley Orford House, a purpose-built block of quality retirement housing in the centre of Truro. Having listened thoroughly to the design brief he provided well thought out advice on materials, colours and decoration with options that not only bring a more contemporary feel but will revitalise the space for the future. His thought and attention to detail was appreciated by all involved.”

– N Hodson, Estate Manager, Hanover Housing Association

what we did

Boaz Studio visited the sites to understand how the spaces were used and what was key for residents. This also meant we could see what elements needed to stay, how light worked in the rooms and how we could improve the quality of the atmosphere. Using the carpet as a basis for the scheme we then created three different schemes for each site.

brief

The brief was to update the communal areas of two Hanover sites updating all surfaces and furniture.

process

We created three concepts for each site that pulled together wall coverings, paint, curtains and various options for upholstery fabrics that would work with the existing carpet.  Images were created to help bring the moodboards to life and make it easier for the end users to visualise what the scheme would look like.

 

These concepts were presented on A1 boards for the residents to choose which scheme they wanted for their communal space.

results

We created three coherent schemes each very different to the other so that the residents would have significantly different choices.

a creative team that achieve results...

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"You have been incredibly instrumental in the first part of this project and given us inspiration on how best to utilise our space, giving us vision on layout, design, style and colours. You are very skilled at what you do !!"

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"Boaz Studio came in to advise on the complete refurbishment of the communal space here at Sunley Orford House, a purpose-built block of quality retirement housing in the centre of Truro. Having listened thoroughly to the design brief he provided well thought out advice on materials, colours and decoration with options that not only bring a more contemporary feel but will revitalise the space for the future. His thought and attention to detail was appreciated by all involved."

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