- Location : Basildon, UK
Brooke House is a Grade II listed building that proudly sits as the centrepiece of the original Basildon New Town Masterplan, at the eastern end of Town Square.
The project comprises of general refurbishment and upgrade works to the existing residential block, along with a new ground level intervention which will provide universal accessibility, and associated facilities, to all residents of Brooke House, along with improved fire safety / escape at the southern end of the building which, in conjunction with the rest of the proposed works, will contribute to the long-term sustainable use of this important building, complementing the wider regeneration of Basildon Town Centre.
Given the Grade II listed status of Brooke House, development of the proposals required an in depth understanding of the significance of the heritage asset and a sensitive approach to the design for the new ground level intervention. The design proposals were developed alongside extensive consultation with the residents of Brooke House, Basildon Council and other key stakeholders, as part of the planning process, culminating in the proposals receiving planning and listed building consent in June 2022.