Sunnyside Wellness Village is a collaborative project between Linc-Cymru Housing Association and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, comprising of 70 dwellings and approximately 2,500m2 mixed-use Healthcare Centre and a Village Hall.
A development comprising 70 dwellings, and approximately 2,500m2 mixed-use healthcare centre and a village hall, on a site located towards the western edge of Bridgend town centre on a previously occupied former council offices and Magistrates Court.
The development site measures in the region of 1.9 hectares and is broadly flat bounded by roads and houses.
Jubb are providing Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental, Civil and Structural Engineering support for the project and are tasked with other members of the consultant group to advise on approaches to deal with the flooding, with both levels and compensation storage, allied to cut and fill analysis to avoid removing materials off site, helping to reduce costs. Welsh Government’s TAN 15 Development Advice Maps has identified that the site is within Flood Zone C1, initial analysis suggests the site partly floods in both the 1 in 100 year and 1 in 1000-year events plus allowance for climate change.
The design team is tasked to provide a BREEAM Excellent development, following the International WELL Building Institute standards and look to innovative approaches and methods where possible. This is to ensure the project delivers a natural community feel with health and wellbeing at its heart.
With the strong health and wellbeing theme and a focus on innovation, Jubb are looking to utilise below ground storage methods in tandem with more aesthetically pleasing above ground ponds and swales, tying into the landscape design. The site has soakage potential and as a result permeable paving for both the private and the more challenging adopted elements of the road network are being pursued. This will lead to a more fluid and integrated approach to the landscaping to give a better interface between the housing and healthcare centre and village hall.