We have been working in the Extra Care sector since 2000 when the concept of Residential Care/Sheltered Housing changed to offer an alternative way of living for older people, providing independent living supported by care.  Since then, we have completed a number of Extra Care projects across the country for Housing Associations, Local Councils and more recently Third Party Funders.  Our experience ranges from small Extra Care homes with limited communal facilities to full retirement villages with over a hundred units.

We have completed many forms of specialist training over the years and therefore can offer you expertise in the design for residents with dementia and other care needs.As part of our continued professional development, we have attended a course at Stirling University to be trained in the DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) Design Audit Tool.  This will enable us to ensure that our designs are suitable for use by people with dementia.  

We have also trained our staff in the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) which will be required to be used on all Government funded projects from 2016.  The 3D model is to promote collaborative working to improve construction efficiency.  We have decided to implement this improvement now on our current projects way in advance of the 2016 deadline. Our experience also includes the design of Respite Care, Intermediate Care and Residential Care facilities.  We also provide specialist Interior Design and fit out services in this sector.

If you require and further information please contact Tricia Akers on 0115 841 8418 or email her at designThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.