A holistic retirement community of sixty apartments in Hampstead, set within landscaped courts and gardens and with communal – and neighbourhood – facilities.

Pegasus Life
Hampstead, London
£30 million
60 homes

“In order to break with what’s been available previously, we employ architects known for really good housing, and specifically those that have not done housing for older people before. (Belle Vue) by Morris+Company is one of those developments which creates a new market. It is modern and attractive in its own right, and it recognises that the resident is likely to have a need in the future for care but that this is really a lifestyle choice.” John Nordon, Design Director, Pegasus Life
  • Design resolves complex planning, heritage and townscape issues
  • Communal facilities include restaurant, community café, library, shared lounges and activity rooms
  • Accommodation in four conjoined blocks, each differing in scale, height and position
  • Journeys from entrance to apartment front door pass through communal areas
  • Integrated landscape proposal

Client: Pegasus Life
Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood
Environmental Engineer: Max Fordham
Landscape Consultant: Camlins
Interiors Executive Architect: Architecture PLB

Belle Vue wins RIBA Regional Award BelleVue was one of 42 projects to receive an RIBA London Regional Award this year.
The landscaped roof Over two years since completion, the landscaped roof of Belle Vus is flourishing
A view of the courtyard
Drawing by Giovanni Caffio
Going up fast
Pink Concrete
Finishes coming together
Belle Vue Model
Brick patterns emerging
Bricks arriving Daily deliveries to Hampstead
Site visit
Progress On site
Local school children gather to bury time capsule for our ‘Women in Construction’ workshop The workshop allowed the children to gain an understanding of the building emerging within their local landscape.
Materials Starting to arrive on site
Apartment layout Models
On site Works have started in Hampstead Green
Apartment layout Models
Window frame condition Visualisation
Courtyard sketch
Facade texture study
Facade model
Planning drawing
Sketching Communal spaces
Facade sketch
Model in context
Site and context
Model making
Options testing

Belle Vue