Arlington Manor, Wellbrook Way
Cambridge

Client Hallmark Care Homes
Location Cambridge
Size 5452m2
Value £8.65m
Status Complete

Arlington Manor

As Hallmark strives to better its already excellent standards of care, we are proud to be chosen as architects to deliver their latest project.

This was a virgin site that was bought with planning permission for a 75-bed care home with a GIA 4113m2, which fell short of Hallmark’s brief. We redesigned it from scratch and gained planning permission for 84-beds and outstanding facilities that went above Hallmark’s expectations.

The scheme will provide 24-hour care, dementia and nursing services but is designed to create a domestic rather than an institutional feel. The accommodation is arranged to form social groups of 10-12 residents, each group with its own communal lounge, dining areas and nurse base. The facilities also include café/bistro, cinema, shop, hair salon, therapy room, celebrations room and high quality landscaped gardens.

The building has been designed in the shape of an ‘H’ with 2 and 3-storey wings. The ‘H’ plan creates two courtyards, one of which forms part of the main entrance area.

The local planners were keen to see a building that enhanced the streetscape. We have produced a coherent design that includes variety and interest while creating a sense of place and also responding to the local context. The exterior is a mixture of facing Cambridge buff brickwork and rendered white walls with a recycled slate roof.

  • Winner, Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019, ‘Best New Care Home’

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