New Build 45 Bed Dementia Care Facility

Client: Nottingham City Council
Completed: 2010

Budget: £3.7m

Allan Joyce Architects were appointed to design a new build dementia care facility for Nottingham City Council, to replace the existing outdated care home. Our client had a clear vision to produce a flagship care facility for people suffering from dementia. One of the main aims was to provide quality bedrooms, all with accessible en-suite facilities, for individuals and couples. The centre also includes a café area, hairdressing studio, day centre, multipurpose room and snoozelum, for multi-sensory therapy.

The plan of the building was designed to provide smaller groups of ten bedrooms, each with their own open plan lounge, kitchen, dining area, and a small quiet room for reading. Each residential wing of 10 bedrooms was colour coded to help way-finding and recollection. The large multipurpose room in the centre provides social interaction and physical activities for residents.

The building work commenced in 2009 and was completed in March 2010, with residents moving into their new home in May.