Tolson House will be a modern affordable housing facility for people over the age of 55, spanning three floors. It will have 20 spacious flats, including two fully wheelchair accessible flats and a communal lounge.
Environmental considerations will play an important role in the project; a large proportion of the roof will comprise photovoltaic cells generating renewable energy. In the landscaped area a 2,000 litre harvester tank will re-use rainwater to irrigate the gardens.
The project has recently started on site and is due to complete in March 2012.