Parmin Close


Knightstone HA and Taunton Deane Borough Council


Taunton, Somerset


66 flexible retirement apartments and 12 assisted living apartments

BoonBrown was commissioned by Taunton Deane Borough Council and Knightstone Housing Association to design a flexible retirement scheme with 66 apartments and 12 supported housing apartments.

Parmin Close comprises a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership tenancies and offers independent living with the ability for residents to access flexible care and support by an on-site care team.

Communal facilities have been placed at the front of the building to ensure that they gain daily sunlight and provide a safe and pleasant space to enjoy. The planned communal cafe and lounge areas aim to support increased community involvement by providing residents and the wider community with a place to socialise and interact.

The design is un-apologetically contemporary, promoting a distinct character for the development, which nevertheless follows on from nearby developments to create continuity in styles.

The design retains a sense of residential identity befitting a 21st century flexible retirement scheme.