The Orchards Care Home, St Albans
About this project
The Orchards Care Home is a 63 bed luxury purpose built nursing home offering dementia, nursing and respite care in the historical town of St Albans.
The primary aim has been to ensure residents enjoy the luxury of a hotel within homely surroundings where they can feel comfortable and safe. Large dayrooms and bedrooms have been individually interior designed to be sophisticated, warm and welcoming.
The Orchard has multiple lounges, equipped with cinema facilities and fireplaces, as well as quiet reading rooms. All bedrooms feature en-suite shower rooms and nurse call systems and residents are encouraged to bring items to personalise their room and ease the transition into their new home.
Care has been taken in the design of The Orchard to ensure the home blends well into the external surrounding area.
Materials have been chosen for their complimentary tones to the buildings in its proximity. A mix of red and cream brick with white, grey stone and beige render helps give the buildings facade variety and interest, as well as combining traditional elements with a more contemporary feel. The stepping of the building also contributes a more homely appeal.