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 martins Grange

St Martins Grange
Gillingham, Dorset

Client European Care
Location Dorest
Size 3400m2
Value £6.4m
Status Complete

St Martins Grange

St Martins Grange is a new 75-bedroom Nursing Care Home with Day Care Centre.

One of a number of projects carried out for European Care, working with The Pickstock Group and Elements Europe.

The concept of shower room pods deployed on previous projects was developed to design a module with the bedroom and ensuite shower room as a complete volumetric pod. This was delivered to the site complete with the windows. The
building was then completed with external cladding, roof and corridor floors, lifts and stairs.

As part of site investigations early in the project, it was identified that there were no nearby sewage drains. Detailed and challenging negotiations with third parties were time consuming, but because the issue was discovered early, it did not impact on the overall project delivery.

The distinctive circular form of the Day Centre Lounge did not lend itself to off-site manufacture and was debated at length with the client, with alternative designs offered, but was a client wish to retain.

This method of construction meant that the construction period was reduced to 31 weeks in total.

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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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