Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
We are a firm of award-winning architects specialising in housing for the life course and sustainability. We base our work on through research and our Director led the HEFC-funded research project DWELL (Designing for Wellbeing in Environments for Later Life) at the University of Sheffield.
Haycroft Gardens, 2019
This new dwelling is a flexible, multigenerational home accommodating the needs of three generations of the same family while offering mutual care and support. It is designed to the highest (Passivhaus) ecological principles. It responds to a number of pressing topical concerns – ageing population, increasing costs of care for the elderly and children; need for sustainable construction; densification of backland plots.
DWELL research project
This HEFCE-funded research project, undertaken at the University of Sheffield, used design and cross-disciplinary collaboration to explore housing and neighbourhood design for older people with particular emphasis on preserving mobility and independence. Using co-design techniques with groups of older people, the team explored multiple ways of securing an environment better suited to all ages.
Shell Cove housing for the over-50s
This is a community of 34 dwellings for people aged 55 and over. Furnished with a communal lounge and guest suite and with a generous landscape setting that encourages outdoor pursuits, this complex offers a new model for independent later living.
A new community hub in Islington offers social services to all ages, from toddlers to seniors. The accessible facility offers round-the-clock activities, a café, a dance studio, training room and a large hall capable of hosting everything from sport to wedding receptions.