Wynbrook Limited have commenced construction work on a new 60 bed care home in Long Eaton.
The home is being constructed on a 0.6 acre plot to the south of Tamworth Road on the former Royal Oak Public House site and overlooks the canal.
The contemporary design is the fifth that Rayner Davies Architects has completed for the operator, Medina Limited.
The site is compact, with traditional domestic properties either side of it. To achieve the desired density to ensure scheme viability, a three storey block is positioned facing the road and responds to the scale of the housing either side. A flat roof to minimise its height and a contemporary aesthetic were adopted.
The lounge and bedroom spaces are incorporated within a single storey garden wing which extends to the canal at the rear. A pavilion style lounge with raised decking area is a modern interpretation of a ‘boat house’ and is positioned next to the canal to offer south facing views from the home.
Project Architect for Rayner Davies Architects Julien McGuinness said: “Achieving a sympathetic mass for this site which met the criteria of the brief was unsurprisingly the main challenge of this at planning stages. We are delighted to be working again with Wynbrook and HWA Consulting to deliver another exciting project for Medina Limited.”