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Lacemaker Court, Extra Care, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

A new build Extra Care housing development providing specialist residential care for the over 55’s. Made up of 61 extra care apartments and 16 long-term specialist residential bedrooms for older adults suffering from complex age-related illnesses,   the scheme, along with the additional day care centre facility, run by Derbyshire County Council, will promote independent living and help to reduce isolation for older people.

  

 

There are self-contained, spacious apartments available for residents to rent or own, as well as a care service, communal areas, and facilities and activities, promoting independent living, sociability, and choice.

The amount of development is contained within a 3 and 2 storey proposal, with the footprint of the development nestled central within the site. This ensures the proposal is subservient in terms of its location on the site to the neighbouring listed building, creating opportunities for landscaped courtyards, gardens and parking towards the front and side.

Each 2-bed apartment is designed to be a minimum of 63sqm and each 1-bed apartment is designed to be a minimum of 54sqm, providing generous accommodation and being suitable for wheelchair adaptation if required. The mix of the number of apartments and the communal space reflects a split of approximately 65%/35% (residential to communal).

Generous and flexible space allowance is used to accommodate wheel chairs, zimmer frames in the corridors, lounge, and dining rooms; particularly to meet the needs of people with Dementia.

Lacemaker Court has achieved a gold standard accreditation by the University of Stirling.

Role

  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Client

Housing and Care 21

Contractor

Keepmoat Regeneration (Engie)

Architect

Glancy Nicholls Architects

Project Description

A 77 unit new build Extra Care housing development, providing specialist residential care for over 55's

Value

£8m

Completion

2015

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