Exeter Care Home

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Project Brief

A new Care Home to follow the philosophy of residential care, which is based on resident privacy requirements, group living principles and enabling the residents to maximise their independent use of home and facilities.

Outcome

The overriding design philosophy was to create a home that offers a domestic family scale environment familiar to its residents and enables the staff to provide the appropriate levels of care.

The high standard of accommodation with a wide array of facilities, sunny landscaped gardens and distinctive elevations with balcony areas to maximise sunlight penetration into the building, would all contribute in to the proposed new home becoming a prime example of collective living and care for the elderly.

The level of accommodation proposed will also help ensure the viability and sustainability of the care facilities for the life of the building.

Additionally, the new home will not only provide the important amenity for the local growing community, but will also enhance the visual impact of the site by complimenting the residential development proposed.

Areas around the building are designated for residents’ landscaped gardens, which are the important component of the standard of living and care in the home. These gardens meet the National Minimum Standards 2000 for outdoor spaces. A full height two storey living wall to the main entrance Strengthens and enhances the landscape to the front of the site, and was the first example of Living Wall used in a C2 building in the UK.

Details

Client:

Castleoak

Value:

£8m

Scope of Services:

RIBA Stages 0-5

Programme:

Completed

Site Area:

0.58 Ha

Total m2:

11,625m2

Accommodation:

68 Bed Care Home

Stephen Pattrick (Newcross Healthcare)

“Melissa and the whole team are passionate about what they do, highly organised and really just get on with it. The design was impressive and I felt it was sensitive to the environment in which it sits. The planning application and subsequent work has been well led and implemented. You have a happy client, well done."