Harecombe Manor

Harecombe Manor, Crowborough (A-795) - Image 1
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Project Brief

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.



ICON Design and Build Ltd.



Scope of Services:

RIBA Stages 0-3


Full planning permission granted in 2020

Site Area:

0.803 Ha, 1.99 acres

Total m2:



81 Care Bedrooms


“Calm and assured management of the entire process, leading us end to end, from initial concept through to a successful planning application. There is no substitute for expertise, gained through depth of experience, combined with great design.”