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BUCKSHAW RETIREMENT VILLAGE

Client : HICALife

 

A scheme for 216 high quality mixed tenure dwellings, 156 of which are level 1 and 2 assisted living. The development was designed to meet the housing and support needs of older people with a ‘menu’ of care available that is able to respond to the residents changing needs with dignity and independence. At the heart of the community there is a Country Club including an Active Life suite, restaurant, bars, library, bowling green etc.

The Extra Care Dementia Unit received the Gold Award from Stirling University. The unit comprises 60 studio apartments arranged in 4 individual household clusters; it was designed to create an environment that feels like home rather than an institution. The clusters surround a carefully landscaped courtyard and together provide a high quality and well-designed, safe and secure indoor and outdoor living for the residents. The support accommodation includes cinema, cafe, pet-store, hair and beauty salon etc. - all suitably designed for people with dementia and other related memory impairments (level 3 assisted living).


Awards :
EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010
Winner Pinders Healthcare Award - Best Care Village 2009
Design for Dementia Gold Award by Stirling University 2008

Services :
Architecture