Project: New Build Care Home and Refurbishment of locally listed Manor House
Awards: National Dementia Care Awards: Best Interior Dementia Design 2012
West Hall sets a new benchmark for the very best in care for the elderly and those living with dementia; it comprises 117 bedrooms arranged across three accommodation clusters set around a refurbished locally listed Manor House.
Located within the Green Belt, the completed £17m build development, led by England’s largest not-for-profit care provider, used a combination of very special circumstances to achieve planning consent for buildings almost three times the volume of the 1960s offices they replaced.
The dementia transparent design and interiors seek to create a sense of identity, homeliness and ownership through distinct colour ways across each floor, memory panels and memory boxes to help identify individual rooms as clear wayfinding and signage.
Set within landscaped grounds offering residents direct safe access to the outdoors the accommodation clusters are supported by the Manor House which provides communal facilities for residents, staff and visitors.
West Hall won the National Dementia Care Award 2012 for Best Interior Dementia Design 2012.
Key element: New build care in green belt almost tripling the volume of existing site accommodation.
This project was delivered by Duncan whilst working at Atkins.
Steven Townsend / Andy Watson