Hampton House is a small scale (32 flats) extra care scheme for elderly persons on a main road in Solihull. Abbeyfield Society had two Edwardian villas that could not be adapted to meet modern care standards, and decided to redevelop the site rather than sell it.
The Local Authority's planning brief stated that the building should be split to appear like two large villas with a link. A Residents Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Gym, Shop and Treatment Room are provided and the flats are designed to allow independent living.
BM3 supported the local volunteers of Abbeyfield Society during the early stages of the project. They knew that they wanted to redevelop the site, but people could not envisage the size and amount of accommodation that could be provided. After a long period of briefing and design development, the main organisation based in St Albans took over the scheme from the local volunteers, planning permission and funding was then secured.