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Residential Care Home Extension, Lancaster House.
A business client who runs care homes in the UK, was looking for an architect with an established reputation with the local authority, who could assist in building a good working reputation between the client and the council for future long term expansion improvements of its care home.
The project began as an extension to the current care home and linking it with and incorporating the neighbouring former RAF officers house. Planning permission was successfully achieved, but changes to the requirements of the care home saw us develop a number of alternative schemes to allow for the care home to specialise in mental care and gain new planning approval. The final approved and built scheme extends to the rear of the existing building to create a cloister of private rooms and communal spaces around a central courtyard. The focus was on a safe and secure environment with outside space as a central focus. The layout of the floor plan also creates a circular pathway through her building which residents can use for daily walking exercise when the weather in inclement.
This is a specialist field that we are looking forward to working on further with the client in the future.
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