Formerly occupied by the NHS as an outpatient health centre, our client Chase New Homes acquired the site (near the centre of Watford) for change of use to residential. The client’s brief was to create a concept design which took account of site constraints - a selection of mature trees, restricted access, adjacent listed buildings and nearby conservation area. Carefully considering all of these attributes GHM created a layout that provided 34 new homes within a selection of buildings. These included the creation of a new gatehouse, a main accommodation building and a selection of family townhouses to the rear of the site. All the apartments in the main accommodation building have the benefit of generous private balconies and landscaped communal wall gardens, to provide privacy and amenity.