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Martha Trust Hospice

Martha Trust is a registered charity which provides lifelong and respite care for young people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities. They planned a second home on the outskirts of Hereford, and Illman Young formed part of the design team to assist in realising their ambitions for the project.
  • Site lies in Open Countryside so an LVIA report required as part of planning
  • Retention of the existing mature trees was a driver in the site’s layout and design
  • Outdoor space forms a critical role for Trust residents, carers and families. The whole of the outdoor space seen as therapy space with different experiences, including water features, raised beds, aromatic plantings and sculptures
  • Landscape allows and frames views of the orchards next door and hills beyond
  • SuDS system provides attractive and ecologically diverse visible routes for rainwater
‘This application is exemplary in both the quality of the information submitted and the design of the building and landscape proposed’
Conservation Manager, Herefordshire council