Our client’s vision for this project was a high end luxury nursing home with 72 bedrooms that would be more akin to a spa/salon resort or luxury five star hotel, located in Lytham St Anne’s near Blackpool. The client wanted the majority of the space to be given over to top-notch facilities for the residents to enjoy including: a spa/salon, restaurant, roof garden, cinema and library.
Graham acted as Lead Designer for property and consultant company Anderton Gables. Planning permission had already been obtained by a previous architect. This presented us with some challenges as we had not been involved from the inception of the design which limited the design work.
We hadn’t worked on a nursing home design quite like this before, as so much space was being taken up by areas other than residents’ rooms. Subsequently we commissioned a specialist fire engineering design which enabled us to maximise the space available and keep the design well within the legal health and safety range.
The key success of this project was value engineering: making sure that every detail remained true to the overall quality and luxury theme and feel, while keeping an eye on the budget.