The care home was designed to be domestic scale and to be in keeping with the surrounding vernacular. Gable elevations and changes in materials help to break up the facades to create a characterful care home made up of various elements. We choose a sympathetic palette of traditional materials; brick, glass, tile hanging, artstone and grey roof tiles, in keeping with the surrounding residential area. Brickwork detailing in a feature brick around windows, external corners, floor level and eaves all enhance the character of the development. The building is heavily screened from the Cuckoo Trail to the east by the dense, trees and vegetation. Large windows to all of the bedrooms and dayrooms ensures that resident accessible areas are flooded with natural light.