The reservoir and water tower for the dairy farm which once served Christ's Hospital School have been transformed to create a wonderful centrepiece for this classic English Courtyard Housing Association retirement housing scheme.

Known as Bluecoat Pond, the development takes its name from the long blue coats still worn by the students today and comprises a mix of retirement cottages and sheltered flats surrounded by finely-landscaped gardens and grounds.

The retirement development has been built to Lifetime Homes standards and HAPPI principles, with the specialist housing designed to be highly adaptable and spacious.

Location: West Sussex

Client: English Courtyard Housing Association

Size: 32 units


  • Civic Trust - Commendation
  • Horsham District Council Award