Location: Morden, Merton
Client: Baily Garner
Completed: June 2014
Architect: PRP Architects
Value: £7,000,000

Oaks Court, Merton SM4

This project involved the demolition of an existing care home in Morden and replacement with a new development of 51 homes for older people, designed along the lines of the recommendations within the HAPPI report.


Features include: winter garden balconies, sliding doors to allow the lounge and bedroom to form a larger living space and wide circulation deck access walkways with seating areas to encourage social interaction.


The completed development provides 51 apartments in total, comprising a mixture of one and two-bedroom apartments, with five apartments designed for residents with disabilities. The new accommodation incorporates dual aspect homes and wider corridors, giving an open feel to internal spaces.


New facilities include a communal kitchen, lounge, dining room, laundry room, hair dressing suite, shop, doctor’s consultation room, an activity room, staff facilities and management space, and two guest bedsit rooms.


The development also enjoys the added benefit of photovoltaics, with each apartment having underfloor heating, a hob and oven, and an ensuite shower room. Residents also benefit from two inner courtyards, landscaped to provide an attractive communal facility.