Firs

The Firs
Felixstowe

Client Anchor Trust
Location Suffolk
Size 40-bed Care Home
Value Confidential
Status Complete

The Firs

The Firs is a 40-bedroom Care Home for those with dementia was constructed in the garden of a large Victorian House.

The design was carefully integrated into the existing landscaped garden, which contained a large number of mature Yew trees.

As part of the development a number of these trees had to be relocated within the site and the original sunken garden restored.

The 4 x 10-bedroom clusters are provided with large communal areas forming an H-shaped block, which creates a secure courtyard for residents.

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St Edith's Court

St Edith’s Court
Leigh-on-Sea

Client Anchor Trust
Location Leigh-on-Sea
Size 2370.7m2
Value Confidential
Status Complete

St Ediths

St Edith's Court Residential Care Home is Anchor Trust’s second Extra Care Home.

The site was obtained from St Edith’s Convent after which the new Home has been named.  Some features from the original building have been rescued and integrated into the new Home such as stained glass panels - which have been incorporated into the entrance porch - and covered garden seating, creating decorative links with the previous use of the land.

Unusual features in the studios are small kitchens, required by the Housing Corporation as a condition of funding.

A high quality building has been achieved with an attractive exterior and landscaped gardens and a variety of colourful interiors.  All combine to make St Edith’s Court enjoyable for residents and staff.

  • Winner, AIB Care Home Design Award 1991, for ‘High Standards of Achievement in Design and Management’

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The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe
Ridgemount, Banstead

Client Anchor Trust
Location Banstead
Size 60-bed Care Home
Value Confidential
Status Complete

The Horseshoe

Surrey County Council, under a PFI contract, awarded Anchor Trust the contract for the conversion of 15 existing Care Homes and the rebuilding of 9 new ones.

The Horseshoe Ridgemont is a 60-bedroom Care Home provides 5 x 12-bedroom clusters over 2 and 3 floors.  The building has been carefully sited to make the most of the existing trees and sunlight.

Each bedroom is provided with its own en-suite bathroom and shower facility, there is a central sitting/dining area within each cluster.

The building is in context with the buildings in the surrounding area, using a mix of materials as required by the planners.

A 10-person Day Centre is also provided with its own secure garden.

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