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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Broomfield Grange

Interiors
Broomfield Grange

Client European Care
Location Chelmsford
Size Reception Area
Value £8.5m
Status Complete

Broomfield Grange

We were excited to be given the creative freedom to produce an innovative and stylish interior for Broomfield Grange, which would then be rolled out as part of European Care’s new corporate identity in their existing stock of care homes. We took inspiration from city hotels to create a modern and stimulating design, which would allow the residents to interact in a lively hub formed at the heart of every home.

As a starting point, taking influence from the client’s logo, we produced a sophisticated and rich colour scheme, to be instantly recognisable as a European Care Home and created warmth with the use of a variety of textured wall coverings, sculptural timber panels and long pile carpets on feature walls.

All the while keeping the needs of dementia patients at the forefront of our design, we continued the use of some of the textures through other parts of Broomfield Grange, giving each wing an individual colour theme as a means of wayfinding and to aid in spatial recognition and memory jogging.

Continuing the 'hotel like' feel into the communal lounges and bedrooms, we created a selection of smart and interesting spaces, using rich colours and luxurious fabrics, all of which tied in with the overall scheme.

The end result was a beautifully stylish interior, which expressed the client’s personality and corporate identity, as well as being a comfortable and engaging Home for its residents to enjoy.

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Sandon Nursing Home

Sandon Nursing Home
Near Chelmsford

Client  European Care
Location Near Chelmsford
Size 3305m2
Value £5.3m
Status Complete

Sandon Nursing Home

Sandon Nursing Home is a 64-bedroom Nursing Home with Dementia Care and 12 Extra Care Apartments, built on the site of an existing Care Home.

The Home is in a rural setting, designed in a traditional country house style, with elaborate brick and stone detailing reflecting the project’s location in the surrounding conservation area.

The Nursing Home has ultimately been designed for the residents; a place that fosters a high sense of well-being, promotes high-quality living and excellent care for the elderly.

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