Rivendale is an Extra Care facility in Northallerton which provides attractive and accessible accommodation for older people enabling them to live independently with the appropriate level of care when they need it. Designed by P+HS Architects for Broadacres in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, Hambleton District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, the highly sustainable new building incorporates energy saving and renewable technologies throughout.
A sedum roof covers the main entrance whilst elsewhere, roof mounted solar panels are used to heat domestic hot water. Rainwater is collected and recycled for use in toilets and a heat recovery mechanical extract system provides warmth to the appartments and communal areas. The scheme maximises natural light and views out, incorporating large glazed elevations and access out onto private garden areas.
The development includes 51 individual 2 bed apartments each with lounge, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Appartments are of mixed tenure and are available for rent, outright sale or shared equity.
On site facilities such as communal dining area, hair salon, therapy room, bistro, hobby room, lounges, laundry, shop, quiet garden and an activities garden for bowls, croquet and gardening, add to the community feel.
The scheme also includes a community base for 12 people with high support needs.