The Grand, West Bridgford
The Grand Care Centre caters for 3 distinct resident groups consisting of nursing, dementia and residential. Our aim was to blend functionality with a homely appeal. It was important that the different floors, despite their varying challenges, were equally attractive with a pleasant ambiance.
We created a calm and comfortable living environment which was elegant, glamorous and inviting. In doing so we also had to consider the clinical needs of the residents and the requirements of the various regulatory bodies. We had to work closely with therapists, clinical staff, regulatory staff and the architectural team.
In all commercial spaces the challenge is remain functional and maintain attractive aesthetics whilst ensuring all regulatory requirements are adhered to. With a Care Home there are additional pressures as every aspect of the design has to be approved by the CQC before the home can be opened.
All design briefs have to work within a budget. Quality and design cannot be compromised, therefore we had to consider clever ways to save money, but still create a fantastic interior.
For prospective residents going to a Care Home is an acceptance they can no longer live independently. Relatives often feel guilt and for the general public it can be the fear of our own potential failing health. The design had to address these fears and create a luxurious environment that can be enjoyed by residents and family alike.