RICS AWARD WINNER FOR JMA

RICS AWARD WINNER FOR JMA

JOHN MCCALL ARCHITECTS’ SCHEME for AUTISTIC PEOPLE WINS RICS AWARD.

A scheme designed by John McCall Architects to help young autistic adults lead more settled lives by providing bespoke accommodation has won a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award.

Broom Lane Centre for Young Autistic Adults won the Residential category at the RICS North West Awards.

The £1.6m project in Levenshulme, Manchester saw the practice design three complementary care elements for Great Places Housing Group:

  • A shared house for youngsters leaving home or residential school who can manage small scale living;
  • A protected apartment for those with high dependency needing long-term care;
  • A monitored environment for young adults living more independently.

 

Director of John McCall Architects, Colin Usher, said: “Broom Lane Centre for Young Autistic Adults is a crucial facility that is making a big difference to people’s quality of life so we are delighted it was recognised by the judges.”

Julien Denis project architect at JMA said: “It was a complex project with three distinctively different types of accommodation created to meet the varying needs of autistic young adults while giving each an identity they could relate to and associate as their homes.”

John McCall Architects, which specialises in eco-refurbishments, heritage conservation and community developments, was also highly commended in the Community Benefit category for its Hattersley Hub project. The £4m scheme saw the creation of a landmark building on a prominent gateway in Stockport featuring a community centre, library, youth club, police post, café, housing and council offices for Peak Valley Housing Association.

John McCall Architects goes forward to the national grand final and will learn if it has won at a ceremony later in the year.