Green light for two new supported living projects

  • 20th May 2024

An artist’s impression of the proposed 68-bed care home in South Hams, Devon

Architects, Carless + Adams, has received planning approval for two new supported living and care home projects.

The first approval received was in South Hams, Devon, as a variation in condition to a planning approval granted in 2018 for a 68-bedroom care home.

The original planning approval was extended due to the COVID pandemic, and the design was also adapted to allow for considerations around isolation due to potential contagious illnesses among residents.

The variation allowed the design to incorporate additional sedum roofs, a green wall, and greater outside space for residents via larger balconies and ground floor terraces.

The second approval received was in Tunbridge Wells, Kent for a 69-apartment care facility with integrated healthcare facility to enable residents to age in place in place in a home from home environment.

The client’s model of care will provide residents with a home that can adapt to their changing needs.

The additional bedroom in apartments also gives the opportunity for a carer to stay or ‘live in’, which will allow a high level of care to be provided to the resident if the need arises.

This format of care will mean that residents will not need to move into a care home, allowing them to truly age in place.

The onsite facilities allow residents choice of how they would like to live, with restaurant, hydrotherapy pool, and gym being developed in addition to a community room which will form an integral part of the strategy for the provision of care for the elderly in the area. These amenities will be for the residents within the scheme, as well as providing facilities for the residents of the existing care home on the site.

Melissa Magee, managing director and architect at Carless + Adams, said: “These approvals show recognition for the demand of care in the UK and ensuring that people have the opportunity to move into appropriate, right-sized home environments.”

The second approval was for a 69-apartment care facility in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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