Proposal for a new care home to replace an existing redundant care home on the site which had been designated a Local Heritage Asset of reasonable significance.
Harecombe Manor was originally an 1903 arts and crafts style property, converted and extended for use as a care home. Following its closure Carless + Adams were commissioned to design a modern new build care home in its place. We worked closely with the local authority to finally succeed with a contemporary scheme with the support of the Heritage and Conservation officer who stated “ ..In conclusion, I consider that the proposals address the requirements of the Planning Inspector in terms of Heritage considerations and the design quality of the proposed new building.”
This scheme which boasts a double height entrance hall, also features numerous communal spaces including a pub, shop, a gym for the wellbeing of the residents plus a hair and beauty salon. These facilities are scattered throughout the building to provide the future residents with a care home that will offer them an opportunity to keep their mind, body and soul active. The home is both fresh and vibrant to energise the residents whilst providing the most up to date care facilities in order to assist the carers in their invaluable roles.