Torre Marine Extra Care Housing in Torquay Devon by ADG Architects

Unanimous Approval for Torre Marine Extra Care Housing

Torbay Development Agency and ADG are very pleased to announce that the Torre Marine Extra Care facility project, destined for Torquay, has just taken an important step forward.


The plans for the Torre Marine Extra Care residential scheme gained unanimous approval at the November Planning Committee following pre-application planning consultation with Torbay Council.


The project commenced roughly a year ago with a vacant site in Torre, and a brief to develop proposals for extra care housing and shared amenity. The process has involved careful consideration of how a variety of end-users will be able to use the building, with special attention being paid to creating legible and friendly spaces. The building will provide opportunities for informal and formal social interaction and a non-institutional feel to the building and spaces.


Torre Marine Extra Care Housing in Torquay Devon by ADG Architects


The proposals will provide a mix of 72, one and two bed, 100% affordable, apartments for a variety of potential end users, including older and more vulnerable residents who may have conditions such as dementia. As such the design process has had to include rigorous evaluation against relevant design criteria.


Torre Marine Mixed Use Development for Torbay Development Agency by ADG Architecture in Plymouth Devon


The design team has included structureHaus Structural Engineers, Hydrock (Fire Consultancy), Hulley & Kirkwood (M&E Engineers), Taylor Lewis Project Managers, and ADG Architects.


The next steps have commenced and involve the detailed design of the building to provide a much-needed, high quality asset for the Torre community for many years to come.


Torre Marine Extra Care Housing in Torquay Devon by ADG Architects

Having worked in Plymouth, London and Hamburg leading large mixed use and small scale schemes, David has helped both clients and the design team through gaining confidents in their Building Information Modeling (BIM) understanding. With Over ten years’ experience at the forefront of BIM he is keen to see its full integration into the design process, enhancing both early concept design to delivery and beyond. David enjoys living in his hometown with wife and son, and spends as much time outside as possible climbing, hiking and cycling.