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Two dementia care homes approved

Skylarks Dementia Care Homes
March 10, 2020

BSP Consulting was part of the team behind two landmark dementia care facilities that have received planning permission.

The company undertook the flood risk assessment, drainage strategy and traffic plan for a scheme that will expand Church Farm at Skylarks in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

The development will create extensions to both the ground floor and first floor of the premises, as well as the addition of five assisted living pods within the grounds. The heated therapy pool at the home will be renovated and new access routes and landscaping added. It will provide 32 new bedrooms at the site on Adbolton Lane.

In addition, BSP provided drainage advice, traffic planning support, swept path analysis, and advice on levels for a scheme at Church Farm at Rusticus on the outskirts of Cotgrave, which is for the fifth phase of Rusticus’ development and will include the addition of 30 new bedrooms, three detached two-bed assisted living pods, an onsite café that will be open to the public, plus further parking and landscaping.

Key project consultants for both schemes for Church Farm Care were GraceMachin Planning & Property and Leonard Design Architects.
The team successfully identified six “very special circumstances” that fully justify why the schemes must go ahead despite being located within a Green Belt.

Both schemes utilise clever architecture such as walkways with curved walls to increase visibility and sliding partitions to allow flexibility of spaces to promote independence, comfort, and quality of life for residents as well as ensuring they remain an active part of the community.