Hope Street, Hampshire

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Client: One Small Thing

Style: Trauma-informed centre

Status: Completed

Project: Charity, Commercial & International, Residential

Conceived by charity One Small Thing, and with gardens designed by Harris Bugg Studio, Hope Street Hampshire is a powerful, pioneering blueprint for a nationwide community-based network of accommodation and services. The aim is to provide a compassionate, therapeutic, positive alternative to the current way women are treated in the justice system.

We have worked in collaboration with Snug Architects and Focus Interior Design to realise the charity’s vision of a purpose-built, trauma-informed centre for women and their children, with a strong emphasis on well-being and for every element to play an active part in the healing journey.

Widespread consultations undertaken across Southampton and Portsmouth meant women had a voice in shaping the design to deliver a home environment that is uplifting, restorative and holistic.

The gardens are intended to work in combination with the built spaces to provide a sense of shelter, protection and calm. They are multi-layered and multi-sensory spaces allowing the residents to fully immerse themselves in the power of nature to heal, raise spirits and improve mental well-being.