Designed by Clague Architects, the 24 apartments, each specially adapted to make the lives of disabled veterans easier, were built for Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) in Aylesford, near Maidstone.

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The successful application for the awards was undertaken jointly with Betteridge & Milsom, the quantity surveyor and cost consultants based in Canterbury.

Commenting on the shortlisting, Tim Wolfe-Murray, Partner at Clague, said: “Despite not taking the top prize, this was a hugely proud moment for the team and it was great to be shortlisted in the Residential category.

“RBLI wanted a benchmark building for its future housing developments and gave us creative freedom in terms of design.”

The 24 one and two-bed apartments were built at a cost of £4m and designed for veterans who are wounded, injured, sick, or at risk of homelessness.

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RBLI’s Chief Executive Steve Sherry CMG OBE said: “Clague Architects has created a phenomenal home for our heroes.

“Not only are these modern apartments bright, spacious and welcoming, they are also perfectly adapted for residents who now have life-changing injuries as a result of their service.

“We are incredibly grateful for the role that Clague Architects has played in helping the lives of those who have served.”

Named Victory House and Invictus Games House, the apartments are the first phase in RBLI’s plans to build a Centenary Village which will provide wrap-around welfare support and accommodation to 100 veterans.

Work will begin on the second phase of the project in 2019 – RBLI’s centenary year.




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