Paddock Johnson Partnership

Womens’ Supported Accommodation

  • Location
  • Salford
  • Date
  • January 2008
Womens’ Supported Accommodation

This scheme in Salford for Imagine / Great Places Housing Group was the result of a successful national competition for a new type of supported accommodation and is one of the first commissioned in the UK.

The project provides accommodation for women who have come out from institutional facilities to a environment which is designed to assist with them developing independent living skills in a supported community. The scheme provides for a series of self contained units of accommodation, plus ancillary facilities for 6 staff and visiting specialists.

Occupying a brown field site within Salford’s regeneration area, the scheme was designed to enclose a private courtyard whilst utilising the site’s natural topography to maximise internal light penetration. The external elevations respond to the rhythm of the surrounding streets whilst the internal facades take a distinctive contemporary form.

Access is arranged via semi-enclosed interlocking walkways with break out spaces in the form of cantilevered contemporary pods. The project was completed in January 2008 and is now in full occupation.

womens award

This is a brave and pioneering scheme that responds to a need to heal as well as to house communities. It has been designed with the utmost sensitivity. Great Places won the judge’s praise for taking a lead on this hugely important issue and for delivering a scheme that is really changing lives.

Jo Smitt – The Guardian
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