Hargood Close

Proctor and Matthews, Colchester, Essex, 2013


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Supported housing development for homeless people in Colchester

The mix of 29 units, that range from studios to family houses that act as temporary homes for people who have fallen on hard times, replace the emergency accommodation prefabs on the site.

The layout, with all units’ entrance doors opening onto the two main courtyard spaces, is designed for passive surveillance.

A perpendicular terrace sets up the gabled gatehouse and organises the primary route into the site. The new dwellings are arranged in six building clusters formed of simple brick two storey pitched roof structures which create the new shared surface and landscaped courtyards.

Brick clad units located at the ground floors provide storage space and first floor decks that provide access and shelter to both the ground and first floor entrances.


  • Begun: May 2011
  • Completed: Apr 2013
  • Floor area: 2,409m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £3.4M
  • Procurement: Design and build
  • Address: Hargood Close, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9AL, United Kingdom

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