St Clement’s Heights is a mixed private housing and supported living project at Sydenham Hill. The scheme replaces 50 sheltered housing units which had reached the end of their economic life. The 90,000 sq.ft development is located on a six-acre site owned by the St Clement Danes Holborn Estate charity, and comprises 26 apartments and 20 townhouses for private sale, and 50 new Almshouse units for the charity’s elderly residents.
The private accommodation and supported living elements of the scheme are seamlessly integrated, ensuring a mixed multi-generational community. The scheme is focused around a formal communal garden, with the Almshouse at its head and the private dwellings lining the three remaining sides. The main Almshouse building is configured to embrace its own private courtyard garden for the enjoyment of the elderly residents alone, while the rest of the site is accessible to all, including the general public.