The popularity of Wren Hall nursing home meant an extension was needed to meet demand. The client also wanted to replace most of the home’s 11 shared bedrooms, updating the building to meet the principles of dementia care best practice.

The brief

The building was to be extended to provide 22 individual bedrooms with en-suite toilets and wet rooms, new and extended lounge / dining areas with kitchenettes, and enclosed gardens. A new day centre was also needed.

Throughout, the objective was to create domestic-scale living to improve orientation and familiarity. Separate lounges were needed for different stages of dementia, as well as wander routes, with no dead-end corridors. A fresh, light, new feel was also required.

Our response

Our redevelopment made sure the existing hall, 1980s extension and new extension had a cohesive appearance, met best practice and incorporated sustainable features.

Key facts

  • We created spaces that provide better accommodation to more residents.
  • We gained planning permission on a sensitive green belt site.
  • We won the Pinders National Healthcare Design Award for Best Redevelopment 2012.

Project Information

Client: Wren Hall Nursing Home Ltd

Value: £1.8 million