Proctor and Matthews Architects for PegasusLife, Lichfield
Chapter House provides 38 one and two bedroom apartments specifically designed around the needs of people as they age, allowing them to live independently for longer within the wider community.
With the new building is adjacent to a medieval Friary, Chapter House makes a hugely positive civic contribution, bringing high quality architecture to a prominent city centre site that references Lichfield’s distinctive built heritage while offering a strong contemporary presence. The development also contributes to Lichfield’s public realm, in particular through a publicly accessible route that links a new pocket park at the front of the building via a new cloistered walkway to The Monk’s Walk – an existing and cherished public garden at the rear of the site, thus knitting the development into the townscape and connecting residents with the existing community.
The proposals for Chapter House were the subject of extensive pre-application discussions with key stakeholders including Lichfield District Council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire University, local councillors, the Monk’s Walk Restoration Group, Lichfield Civic Society, local residents and other members of the public. Particular attention was paid during early site visits to explore how Monk’s Walk could be integrated into the layout and remain a publicly accessible, valued open space.
Architect Proctor and Matthews Architects
Structural engineer Structural and Civil Engineers
Transport consultant Peter Brett Associates
M&E consultant Max Fordham
Quantity surveyor White Young Green
Landscape architect Camlins
Planning consultant Barton Willmore
Fire consultant WSP
Heritage consultant Joe Holyoak
Project manager and CDM co-ordinator White Young Green
Approved building inspector Approved Design Consultancy
Main contractor Gr8 Space
CAD software used Microstation