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Wallsend Care Home

Client Name: Eothen Homes
Location: Wallsend
Budget: £3.9 million
Project Details:

Former 1980’s care home into a  flagship state-of-the-art facility specialising in dementia care.

Providing Mechanical and Electrical Design, Avoca Consulting Engineers are contributing to the enhanced design features and technology to support residents and staff for people living with dementia.

After a comprehensive demolition and site clearance a brand new building will be constructed, including comprehensive landscaping and external works.

Working alongside the Planning Authority, Dementia Care and consultations with the community, plans were approved for a development of a 52 bed residential care home with 8 flats for assisted living.

Design issues for dementia have played an extremely important role within this scheme.  Thinking of the changing needs of older people, we have strived to ensure we take into account current best practices. To enable us to do this we have held regular workshops with the client and visited training experts from the care sector.

Designed by Newcastle-based architectural practice, Coachhouse 8 on behalf of Eothen Homes, the project team also includes structural engineers Portland Consulting and cost consultants Todd Milburn.  

The scheme will embrace environmental initiatives by incorporating sustainable energy sources such as photovoltaic arrays and air source heat pumps

To see our News article on this project click here.