The brief was to develop a pilot scheme on a site in Cleethorpes that would appeal to people in their mid-fifties, encouraging them to move out of big family homes thus relieving blocking in the market.
The idea was then to create a development that had units that adapt to residents changing needs and differing levels of care without needing to move. As examples of what we feel is crucial in developing a modern care home for today’s generation, we place these fundamental principles as key to a successful scheme.
Plenty of natural light in the home and in circulation spaces, creating balconies and outdoor spaces, avoiding internal corridors and single-aspect flats. Within circulation and shared spaces encourage informal interaction and avoid an institutional feel.
Create community ‘hubs’ which are essential to the residents, staff, visitors and the wider community. The surrounding environment is equally as important creating a series of intimate garden spaces as well as larger more open communal spaces.