Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is a multi-award winning architectural and urban design practice. We continue to lead the field internationally with a reputation for pioneering environmental expertise and a progressive architectural approach.
Our work is consistently recognised in major industry awards, including 55 RIBA awards, and the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Accordia, a scheme widely regarded as setting a new benchmark for housing in the UK.
With over 40 years of practice, we now have five offices around the UK. We remain committed to the social and cultural values which underpin our design approach. As specialists in sustainability, heritage architecture, and placemaking, we create buildings and spaces which develop our culture and enhance our communities.
Brooke Mead, 2018
Brooke Mead is an assisted living scheme with 45 flats. It is a flagship scheme for Brighton and Hove City Council, in the city centre, and has been designed to promote independent living for people with extra care needs and low to moderate dementia.
With a growing number of older people in the city the scheme is located in Central Brighton within existing local communities. Modelled on a mansion block, the building has a communal entrance and reception at ground floor, and ‘garden room’ which supports a range of activities and is a space where the local community where the local community are invited. This opens out onto a South facing landscaped courtyard.
At upper levels the flats are accessed by generous open walkways which are designed to be personalised by residents. The layouts promoted circulation as shared space which offers visual connections to the courtyard, and the wider city context and encourage interaction.
The flats enjoy flexible layouts, dual aspect orientation designed to maximise daylight and ventilation. All flats have private external space through in-set balconies, patios, or terraces.
The layouts are flexible and can be adapted to suit changing needs. Dementia friendly design has been used throughout to aid those with sensory, mobility or cognitive impairments.
The scheme provides a mix of 1 bed and 2 bed apartments with a mix of tenures. 10% of the units are fully wheelchair accessible and all units were designed to HAPPI principles and met code for sustainable homes, level 4.