The Red House Luxury Retirement Village – Ripon

Barnardo Developments Limited

Ripon, North Yorkshire (Ripon Conservation Area)

Bowman Riley is providing architecture and the role of principal designer on the redevelopment of the Red House, a vacant Edwardian property set within a conservation area and a protected landscape with ecological issues in Ripon.

Originally built in 1905 as a private residence, The Red House became a residential institution for Barnardo’s children’s charity in the 1940s.

Working in consultation with the local community, Bowman Riley helped secure planning consent to transform the former children’s home and surrounding grounds into a retirement community of 55 properties.

To be built in two phases, the development will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom luxury residences comprising 43 apartments, six cottages and six two-storey houses.

The existing Red House building will be refurbished and extended to accommodate the comprehensive range of communal facilities, which include residents’ lounges, bar, library, restaurant, consulting suite, hair and beauty salon and gymnasium.

The existing lodge, stable block and cottage will also be refurbished and extended to form apartments and cottage accommodation.

The landscape proposals will preserve the protected trees and woodland zones and further planting will complement and supplement the existing mature landscape.  For further information, visit the website here

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