Forsham House, Kent

Forsham House Sutton Valance
Forsham House Sutton Valance
Forsham House Sutton Valance
Forsham House Sutton Valance
Forsham House Sutton Valance
Forsham House Sutton Valance

Project Brief

Development of a care home with assisted living apartments to make the most of the environment.


Set in the Kent Downs, comprises of two separate blocks, one housing an 87 bed care home and the other 12 assisted living apartments and an on-site doctor’s consulting room. Other facilities for the residents include a restaurant, spa, gym, library, cinema room, hair salon and EV supercharge points within the 23 under croft car parking spaces accessed from the concealed driveway.

The care home has been designed to be able to provide for the full range of care needs for an individual, including complex nursing care and for those living with multiple long-term conditions. Key areas designed include controlling how visitors and staff enter the home via separate entrances, and providing ample storage space throughout the new home for an appropriate stock of PPE.

The design, set in a slopping site with a fall of 9.5 metres, has been optimised to make the most of the falls and generous floor to ceiling glazing is positioned to allow residents to have access to the views.



Cloverdown Houses


Care home approx £14.8m
Assisted living approx £3.2m

Scope of Services:

RIBA Stages 0-3


Planning permission end 2022

Site Area:

0.875 Ha (2.16 Acres)

Total m2:

Care home 5,925 m2
Assisted living 1,320 m2


87 bed care home and
12 assisted living apartments


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