The requirement from the Client for this project was to upgrade the existing care home into a luxury retirement complex. This was achieved by remodelling the existing building and erecting an extension to re-provide the rooms lost as a result of these alterations. The main entrance was relocated to a central position and upgraded with a large welcoming foyer. The remodelled building now includes a library, a cinema room, and a games lounge. The Kitchen and laundry were also extended and upgraded as part of the refurbishment.
The retained building was upgraded thermally with roof insulation, new insulated flat roof coverings, and new windows. A state of the art boiler control system was installed to maximise the efficiency of the heating system. This resulted in a building that was 30% larger, but cost substantially less to run than the previous building. This was all achieved whilst the home remained functioning. Another of the challenges faced was obtaining Planning Permission for the extension because the site is located in green belt land.
Key Aspects: Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management, Surveys