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People First Approach to Robust Specialist Disability Accommodation

Progress update on this special project – 12 months on…

The long-term home for two young adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome has been a continuing project for Architecture & Access Architect Tim Randall, and now we are excited to see it is coming to fruition! The extensive stakeholder engagement with clients, support staff, council and consultants, has given way to site meetings with builders, tradesmen and suppliers. We’re out of the mud, the slab is poured, the walls are up, the roof is on, and the scaffolding is coming down!

BCA Class 3, Robust Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a complex typology: domestic in nature but commercial in design and construction. Tim has navigated this complexity without losing sight of our commitment to deliver the design developed through our people first approach. The bespoke design, meeting the individual needs of our clients, has been successfully married with the mandatory requirements of the SDA Design Standards and rigours of the National Construction Code.

After delays during a wet spring, the builders are now ahead of the revised schedule, and we are looking forward to seeing the home handed over in early April. Tim noted that it is incredibly satisfying to see many hours of work in the office rapidly turn into a three-dimensional building. Tim has continued to work closely with the clients and the builder toensure that the design intent and the required detail are executed to deliver this highly specialised home to suit its future occupants.

Very soon the two residents will be moving into their forever bespoke designed home, providing them with stability and comfort, and peace of mind for their families.

If you would like to understand more about this interesting SDA development here is a link to the article posted in March 2022. The article describes the design process and the specific needs of two young adults who have a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome.

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