We’ve completed on our unique scheme for the RBLI in Aylesford this week, providing them with 24 one and two bedroom apartments across two blocks for military veterans.
The scheme was delivered via a traditional system of brick and block walls, along with pre-cast concrete floor planks and piled foundations. The second floor block work has an ‘Nvelope’ system which hosts the multi-coloured cladding and provides a fresh, bright look for the blocks.
The scheme will be housing veterans who have been wounded in service or need ongoing support / care and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The units are designed to be wheelchair accessible, with 2 of them providing adjustable kitchen worktops for ease of use.
Externally, the units offer private external spaces for residents in either balcony or terrace form. Two bedroom units benefit from two external spaces, one off the bedroom and one off the lounge.
The site provided some logistical challenges, being located off the main road down a narrow entrance and adjacent other RBLI residents. Good neighbourly relations were maintained throughout with these residents and they tell us they’ve enjoyed seeing the new apartments come to fruition.
The blocks have been officially named Invictus Games House and Victory House and residents are moving in as we speak. RBLI hope to create a sense of community and in the centre of the blocks, a former Chelsea Flower Show garden will give residents a place to meet and socialise.