Bowfell House, Urmston
40 Bedroom Care Home for Knoll Care Partnership
Designed for a small, private operator in Urmston to consolidate two existing homes into a new purpose-built care home on a corner site in Urmston. The design was highly commended by Trafford Planning Authority during the process as “a well-integrated solution for this important corner location.”
The main features of the home are the fully glazed lounge and dining rooms which open out onto the attractive gardens, also designed by C Squared Architects. First-floor balconies wrapping around the glazed dining rooms add to the focal point overlooking the junction. Designed to allow the home to be spilt via a central core into four 10 bedroom households to provide separate accommodation for various levels of dementia, with shared accommodation on each floor such as assisted bathrooms to reduce cost and floor area.
The internal courtyard is hard landscaped for car parking giving easy access to both the main entrance and the separate service entrance to allow secure access to the service accommodation located in the roof space.