Tanworth Court

New 60-bed dementia-friendly care home in Shirley


Tanworth Court

Speller Metcalfe was contracted to deliver a new build 60-bed care home in Shirley near Solihull, alongside all associated works including infrastructure, services, highways and landscaped areas.

The ‘dementia-friendly’ home was designed by Solihull MBC’s in-house design team in line with Stirling University dementia design principles to create a safe, stimulating and homely environment. Features include clear signage, colour-theming to help residents find their way around and welcoming communal lounges to encourage socialising.

The project involved the construction of a new, three-storey care home with a gross internal floor area of 3051m2. The care home was traditionally constructed with ground floor bearing concrete floor slab with trench filled foundations on vibro ground improvement piles, masonry substructure with precast concrete floor planks, tiled roof on timber trusses and fabricated steel frame, aluminium windows and external doors.

Achieving an EPC A-rating, the building was designed to the highest sustainability standards and includes heating via a wet underfloor installation with ground-source heat pumps and extensive photovoltaic panelling.