National Star: Ullenwood accommodation


National Star: Ullenwood accommodation

Speller Metcalfe delivered a major new £6 million development for National Star at their Ullenwood campus in Cheltenham.

The charity provides specialist further education, personal development, and residential services for young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

The new state-of-the-art residence provides specially adapted accommodation for young people with disabilities that fully meets their complex needs and provides stimulating spaces to live, learn and relax.

Each of the 13 bedrooms have specialist overhead tracking hoists and ensuite facilities ensuring that privacy and dignity is maintained for those with high levels of personal care needs. There are also wide corridors that can easily accommodate large electric wheelchairs ensuring everyone can easily move around their home.

There is also sensory/break-out spaces to support those with autism, sensory processing disorders and behavioural challenges as well as large communal areas which will be used for life skills sessions.

The new building has been designed by coombes:everitt architects of Cheltenham. Alongside Speller Metcalfe, the three organisations have worked together on several projects, the most recent, the award-winning Bradbury Gardens in Pittville, Cheltenham.

The project was procured through the Gloucestershire County Council Contractor Framework.