Morris+Company has completed Belle Vue, a contemporary community for over-60s in Hampstead, north London. Combining its ambitions with those of the client, PegasusLife, it has created an innovative, holistic environment that both reinvents retirement living and harnesses the energy and the thriving community amenities of Hampstead village. Within the 0.28 hectare site, 59 homes are interspersed with communal facilities for residents to socialise effortlessly, explore their creativity and nurture wellbeing. These include a library, communal lounges and activity rooms and a restaurant and café that is also open to the wider community. The health and wellbeing facility includes treatment rooms, a gym, stretch studio, lap pool, sauna and steam room. The apartments range from 54sqm one-bed units to large two-bed units of 129sqm. To facilitate year- round indoor-outdoor living, each home has access to communal gardens and roof terraces, while each private living space opens onto its own personal loggia. Each apartment is designed so that it can be easily adapted around individual accessibility needs, to support independent living into later life.
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