LOCAL NURSING HOME TO BENEFIT FROM SPECIALIST FACILITIES
Stanfield Nursing Home in Rushwick provides nursing care for the elderly, as well as specialist dementia support.
A sod cutting took place this week to mark the start of the project, which will incorporate a new 260sqm extension that includes seven ‘dementia friendly’ bedrooms – complete with en-suite bathrooms, as well as the provision of a community break-out space for residents. The design also includes a dementia-friendly garden, which incorporates raised beds and planting to stimulate the senses.
Sustainability is also high on the list of priorities for the nursing home. Worcester-based integrated building design firm, One Creative Environments Ltd (One), has created a low energy design to increase efficiency and help reduce operating costs, while local building contractor, Speller Metcalfe, will use its expertise to deliver the building to the highest sustainability standards.
Externally, a feature oak and glazed façade will not only complement the Georgian style of the main house but will also create a light and airy activity space.
Bill Cave, Small Works Director at Speller Metcalfe said: “This is a fantastic project that will not only provide additional space for the nursing home, but more specialist care for residents with additional needs.
As members of the local community we are proud to be part of such a project that will have a positive and lasting impact for both staff and residents.”
Craig Walding, Project Design Manager at One, added; “The scheme we’ve designed offers a flexible solution to the needs of the home and its residents, while its simplicity complements the existing building. We’re very excited to see the project start on site and the benefits it will offer to the client going forward.”
Richard White, owner of Stanfield Nursing Home, said; “This is an exciting step for the nursing home and it’s great to see our plans coming to fruition. The facility is part of our commitment to continuous improvement and our resident-focused care provision.”