Grace House is an award-winning, accessibly designed affordable housing scheme in St John’s Wood, Westminster which sets a new standard of affordable housing for over 55s in the capital.

We worked in collaboration with Central and Cecil Housing Trust (C&C) to bring forward the redevelopment of the site, previously Dora House, which was no longer fit for purpose. After being chosen in a competitive process to be the delivery partner we optimised the previous permission to provide two buildings: Grace House comprising 170 affordable homes and One St John’s Wood comprising 98 build for sale homes. Through optimising the design without significantly increasing the overall development volume, we were able to deliver additional affordable and private homes.

A true collaboration with C&C, Ryder Architecture and Motionspot, Grace House delivers adaptable apartments that exceed the Mayors’ space standards, specialist services for residents and a range of communal facilities, some of which are open to the wider public. By placing residents at the heart of every step of the process, the building has been designed to meet their unique needs, meaning that people can continue to live as independently as possible.