Harpwood Care Home

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Harpwood Care Home
Harpwood Care Home

Project Brief

Replace an existing care home to provide a greater level of care and independence. Situated within the Green Belt, careful consideration is required to ensure the proposal works within the site limitations.


The final design sought to make best use of the 14m level change on site, by creating separate building functions between ground and first floor. The proposed Care Home will provide ensuite bathrooms in every room and communal areas such as dining and lounges on each floor, a hair and beauty room and different garden levels to enhance and stimulate residents. Person centred care has been key in delivering a bespoke model for the Borough of Sevenoaks.

The new building takes local materials found in the neighbouring properties such as brick, render and clay tiles and arranges them into a traditional type of architecture with enhanced detailing whilst using the massing to provide a contemporary feel to the new development.



The Graham Care Group



Scope of Services:

RIBA Stages 0-5


On site

Site Area:

1.75 Ha

Total m2:



80 Care Bedrooms


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