Alderwood Care Home, Colchester

Alderwood Care Home, Colchester

About this project

Alderwood Care Home, set in almost 5 acres of Brownfield Land, is a 65 bed care facility which provides high quality residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.

The overall design concept was to create a building that sits comfortably within its site and setting and connected to the landscape.

A comfortable, non institutional building that would allow residents to feel at ease all set within attractive grounds.

Glazing is used extensively, providing natural daylight and a strong connectivity between the internal and external areas with views onto the landscaped gardens.

Materials were chosen for their natural, soft qualities in creating a striking contemporary design, while careful use of strong colours internally has been used to create a lively, non clinical environment.

The key to success at Alderwood lies in the range of internal and external communal spaces for use by all residents from the library to the bistro bar, cinema room to the hair and beauty salon, all promoting health, wellbeing and social interaction for residents.



Date:  December 11, 2011
Skills:  Healthcare & Care Home
Tags:  Alderwood, Brownfield, Care Home, dementia, healthcare, Landscape