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To regenerate an existing care home site that has buildings coming to the end of their useful life and create an inspiring new care village. To design a new 72 bed care home, 12 bed assisted living complex, and 42 1 and 2 bed retirement apartments that specifically meet the needs for residents with full and partial sight loss, dementia and learning difficulties.

Project - Forest Grange Care Village


  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Sector Health care and care homes 
  • Client: Private

A cutting edge designed care village with true to life reminiscent visual prompts that bring comfort to residents

Project - Forest Grange Care Village


The care home has been created using ‘pods’ of living of 12 bedrooms, with communal living and dining areas to each pod to reduce the perceived scale of the surroundings for residents. Six pods have been incorporated over three floors. To bring back memories of days gone by for residents, the central walkway of the ground floor has been transformed into ‘Main Street’ with frontages to the restaurant, pub, coffee house, shop, hairdressers, cinema, gym and clinic akin to those one would see on a real street. They are wonderful visual prompts that bring comfort for those living with dementia.


A library, faith room, internet zone, quiet room, activity room and private dining room complete the offering. The new assisted living complex for those with learning difficulties is set out in two groups of six bedrooms, to also give a pod living experience, with the retirement apartments split over four separate main ‘blocks’. The new care village has been designed to offer first class services and quality of care with residents’ needs at the forefront. Staff are looked after too, with every convenience to hand, their own areas and a staff gym. The landscaped gardens provide a tranquil oasis and enable the community spirit to thrive.

Project - Forest Grange Care Village


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Interiors: HSSP