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PROJECT
BRIEF

Design a 72-bedroom nursing and dementia care home on the site of a demolished former hosiery factory.

PROJECT
INFORMATION

  • Location John Street, Hinckley 
  • Sector Healthcare and Care Homes 
  • Client: Magnum Care 

72-bedroom nursing and dementia care home on the site of a demolished former hosiery factory.

CHALLENGES

The site is only 0.9 acres, which was a tight fit for the client’s desired capacity. We also had to be mindful that the site is also surrounded by residential properties and gardens and to be considerate of the impact on them.

SOLUTIONS

We took inspiration from the former hosiery factory to increase the available space within the building. We reflected the style and scale in the principle elevation facing the street, allowing us to build four storeys in height. This efficient use of available space allowed us to fulfil the clients requirements, with the ancillary facilities accommodated on the top floor. 

By staggering the heights of the building, lowering them to single storey nearest the residential properties, we were able to minimise the bearing of the new development on these neighbouring homes. 

TEAM

  • Architects: HSSP
  • Mechanical and Electrical Consultants: David Booth Consultancy Limited
  • Quantity Surveyors: Goodrich Consulting LLP
  • Project Manager: Goodrich Consulting LLP