Swallowtail Place, Acle – Assisted Living

Swallowtail Place is a high-specification assisted living scheme with 58 social and privately-owned apartments for over-55s near the Norfolk Broads. The development sits in beautifully landscaped grounds with local amenities a short walk away.

Designed and built to align with 11 HAPPI principles, the one and two-bedroom self-contained flats will allow elderly residents to maintain independence for longer. The building has a large and bright communal area, a bar, a restaurant, an activity room, a cinema, a retail/café space and a hair salon making it a sociable and active environment.

Constructed traditionally with cavity walls, timber roof trusses and steel frame to the entrance and lounge, the exterior of the building comprises of a blend of red brick and white render with a triple height glazed and timber clad entrance. A mansard roof gives a pitched roof appearance finished with blue-black tiles and a grey single ply to the flat roof section behind. To the rear a fully glazed a single storey lounge offering a light open dining and bar experience opens up to the rear landscaped and communal garden areas.

The latest technology is incorporated into the development. All flats are provided with video intercom systems and super-fast broadband and electrical car chargers are available in the car park.

Big Sky Developments
Ingleton Wood LLP
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R G Carter worked closely with stakeholders, the local community and local charities throughout the build to celebrate landmarks, promote the development and involve the local community as follows:

  • Quarterly update newsletters to local residents
  • Holding a steel signing ceremony
  • Asking the local primary school to name the development
  • Holding a topping out event
  • Inviting local residents to an Open Day to view the development and show flat
  • Gifting to the primary school fete
  • Donating to the local beer festival
  • Donating to the local ‘Mens Shed’ charity

Swallowtail Place tour

R G Carter exceeded several employer’s requirements including raising the EPC B to an A rating and enhancing the Secure By Design Silver Award to a Gold Award.