Approval has been granted on appeal for an 80 bed care home in Girton, Cambridgeshire for KYN. The building is on the grounds of a former hotel, which was no longer fit for purpose. The site lies within the Green Belt that separates Girton village from Cambridge city and provide opportunities for landscaping of public and private garden areas around a central courtyard feature.
The building design has been based on a ‘doughnut’ shape to provide continuous internal circulation, ease of flow of staff and residents and provide a sense of calm. There are two wings of 20 bedrooms on each floor, further subdivided into 10-bedroom units, with intimate communal spaces for more private dining and lounging experiences.
There are extensive communal spaces offering a bar and spa comprising a hairdresser, chiropodist and aromatherapist, plus the associated ancillary space required for the day-to-day operation of the home.
The building has been designed with the resident at the very heart of the form and looks to provide an environment that offers a dedicated area for excellent Dementia care provision.