Kenbrook House

Kenbrook House
Wembley

Client MHA
Location Wembley
Size 5531m2
Value £4.5m
Status Complete

Kenbrook - Main

Kenbrook House was a 52-bed Care Home built in the 1960s and in need of upgrading.

By converting every other bedroom into a pair of bathrooms we have been able to create an enlarged bedroom and the privacy of an en-suite shower room for every resident.  To keep the scheme at the same size, a new 20 bed extension has been added.

Additional sitting and dining rooms have been created and a new lift and stairs have been installed. A glazed link / winter garden allows residents to circulate around the building; a secure courtyard has been provided for residents with dementia.

The existing communal areas have been rearranged to create new hobby and activity areas and a communal lounge. The existing entrance space has been redesigned with a new glazed canopy and reorganised to create a welcoming sitting area.

The Home has also been broken down into ‘family groups’, with smaller lounges and dining areas on each floor.

The new extension has been built as a timber frame and has been clad in timber with a similar rhythm to the concrete panels of the existing buildings.

The scheme was carried out in eight phases with the residents in occupation throughout.

  • Finalist, Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2013, ‘Care Home Regeneration’
  • Finalist, Timber in Construction Awards 2013, ‘Health Care Project of the Year’

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