Anjulita Court is a unique, award-winning 62-bedroom Elderly and Dementia Care Home and 23 assisted living flats, it is situated in a key location on the edge of a new housing development at the head of a tree-lined boulevard.
The dominating central timber framed archway, donned ‘The Grand Arch’, visually serves as an entry to the countryside from the new suburb. In earthy, heather-coloured render, the curving walls and distinctive tapering brickwork columns signal the public realm; internally this area houses the public facilities such as the Café, hydrotherapy pool, treatment and therapy rooms.
‘The Grand Arch’ separates the two wings. To the rear, they are linked with a 2-storey timber and glass structure, creating a private and secure landscaped courtyard.
Pinders Awards Judges’ citation.
“Anjulita Court presents an obviously impressive external appearance, incorporating innovative structural elements with an attractive pallet of materials and colours, but the attention to detail internally is of an even higher standard. The imaginative layout serves to flood all areas with natural light and provides excellent choices of communal space for residents to enjoy individually or together. The architects’ brief was to put aside the usual care home themes and they have successfully created something both visually striking and sympathetic to the needs of its residents”.
Mr Ibbett, Chairman and Founder of the Ibbett Trust - Client
(commenting on winning the Pinders Healthcare Design Award 2010)
“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for the design and application of the building and now look forward to our partners Methodist Homes providing the quality of care so that the words on the Foundation Stone come to life “May all who live and work in this building experience LOVE FRIENDSHIP HAPPINESS.”
A resident of Anjulita Court
"Anjulita Court is really spacious with a lovely large main entrance hall. You can be as private or as sociable as you want here. There is no other old folks' home quite like it. My wife and I are fortunate to live here together in a large bedroom so we can entertain within our own room or in the lounge or sun lounge. We're looking forward to the summer so we can enjoy the beautiful gardens and surrounding areas. We're so at home here that we've almost forgotten where we used to live."
- Regional Finalist, Civic Trust Awards 2012
- Winner, Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2010, ‘Elderly Care’
- Excellence in Roofing Award 2010
- Finalist, Housing Design Awards 2010, ‘Best Development for Housing our Ageing Population’