Chris Chelebi

Chris Chelebi

Chris Chelebi specialises in residential and healthcare work, focussing on the design and construction of extra care housing and care homes. These often include facilities for those living with dementia and utilise key design principles to create accessible and distinctive dementia-friendly environments.

His recent achievements have involved a number of projects on complex, restricted or sensitive sites with typically high client expectations which he deliver’s with outstanding results.

Foxburrow Grange in Colchester for Outlook Care, which was a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2014 for ‘Best Small Dementia Unit’

Arlington Manor in Cambridge for Hallmark Care Homes, which was Winner in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 for ‘Best New Care Home’

Chris has extensive experience of Revit. This is used throughout projects as a tool for the production of design and construction drawings and also to effectively communicate 3D concepts and ideas early in the design process. He is the Practice Technical Design coordinator.

Chris Chelebi, who has 20 years of experience as an Architect, became an Associate in 2016.


Ladyslaude Court

Ladyslaude Court
North Brickhill, Bedford

Client The Ibbett Trust / MHA
Location Bedford
Size 22 Extra Care apartments
Value £2.75m
Status Complete


To extend the overall provision on this site in a key location on the edge of a new Country Park, Ladyslaude Court - a new block of 22 Extra Care apartments - has been built adjacent to the Pinders award-winning Care Home, Anjulita Court.

Ladyslaude Court provides alternative accommodation in the form of 1 & 2-bedroom self-contained apartments to offer a range of tenancies to elderly residents, who may be in need of care but are able to enjoy a more independent lifestyle.

Residents at Ladyslaude Court can enjoy the peace of mind of 24-hour care and support (which is provided by MHA’s Domiciliary Care Team) and the social aspect of a residents’ lounge with adjoining kitchenette.  They may also use all of Anjulita Court’s facilities.

The design of the new block posed the challenge of producing a building with the same architectural language to complement the very strong and distinctive style of the original Care Home - not to detract from it, but to enhance and be an equally important element of a whole design.

The building was officially opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex in January 2012.

Please click here to download Ladyslaude Court project page


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Lady Elizabeth House

Lady Elizabeth House

Client Housing Solutions
Location Maidenhead
Size 2693m2
Value £4m
Status Complete

Lady Eliz House

Lady Elizabeth House was a redevelopment of a very restricted backland site which now provides a total of 21 x 1-bedroom flats, and 8 x 2-bedroom flats, all with underfloor heating, in a mixture of 2 and 3-storey developments with the top-floor accommodation set within the roof space.

The client’s brief was to reflect the character of the large houses in the area and to provide a flagship building with state of the art facilities.

These include a respite care flat, a gym, spa pool, communal lounge/dining room, a bar and a central kitchen providing a restaurant service. Assisted bathing, hair & beauty and staff facilities are also all accommodated.

The flats were designed to provide full mobility and are equipped with adaptive technologies to allow residents to retain their independence whilst still being given the support that they need.

A proportion of the units are let by Housing Solutions at affordable rents.

  • Finalist, Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2008, ‘Independent Living’
  • Published in Reading Council’s ‘Ageing Policy 2009’ as an example of Best Practice in the Sector

Please click here to download Lady Elizabeth House project page


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