Our hilltop scheme for 8 luxury retirement apartments in Loughton provides stunning views south towards London. The site is currently occupied by a large Edwardian house that would be demolished. One of the most remarkable aspects of the site is the expansive view across Epping Forest. We have developed a site plan that not only allows the apartments to enjoy the views but also provides a new and unexpected connections to the landscape from within the public realm. Apartments are arranged in two adjacent blocks that are gently splayed in relation to each other. An inclined planted roof slopes up as the landscape falls away, creating a dramatic stepped section addressing the landscape to the south, allowing each apartment to enjoy the dramatic views whilst minimising the building’s impact to the street.