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DEMENTIA ASSESSMENT UNIT : BRADFORD

Client : Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Delivering a comprehensive scope of services in-house for this refurb scheme proved crucial in fulfilling the client’s ultimate aspiration of achieving
Gold Award
in dementia friendly design
by Stirling University
. We had previously achieved this for a new-built care home, however, this was the
first refurbishment accredited
the award. According to Lesley Palmer, Chief Architect for Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling University: “From inception to completion the architect exhibited a
fresh
and
innovative approach
to dementia-inclusive design. This included focused client consultation at the outset to establish key product aspirations (for both care provision and design) through to detailed design consultation with manufacturers; to ensure the DSDC design principles were achieved where the end-user requirements demanded
bespoke solutions.”

Attention to detail
and
well-coordinated design
with all aspects of clinical care, fire safety, safety, security, infection prevention being built into the design in agreement with all relevant parties was key. According to Andrew Morris, Deputy Director of Estates & Facilities: ‘Working together, you have provided the people of Bradford & Airedale with a dementia assessment unit which, in my view, is without equal in the Country. You have defined a new benchmark for
team working
and refurbishment which will stand us in good stead for our future refurbishments too.’



Awards :
Design for Dementia Gold Award by Stirling University 2015

Services :
Architecture
Project Management
CDM Coordinator
Contract Administrator
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Clerk of Works
Client Liaison
Clinical Support