Extra Care Homes Nottingham
Home and Community
BMJ has been appointed by Preferred Homes Ltd to design a 71-unit affordable extra care home on the site of the former police station at Watnall Road, Hucknall.
The development comprises a mix of 1 bed and 2 bed apartments to be provided at 54sqm and 68sqm respectively. Those on the ground floor have a seamless transition to the outdoor space with privacy and security afforded through low walls and planting around the ‘terrace’. Internally, easy to use controls and sensors monitor indoor heating and cooling; flexible space is provided that can adapt to residents changing needs.
Preferred Homes Limited
Communal facilities within the building include a bistro; a large lounge / day room for activities that may include, for example, bingo, parties, yoga / dance classes; a laundry; quiet rooms that can be used, for example, for mobile hairdressers / therapy; a buggy / scooter / cycle store; ground floor toilets; a main reception space and lifts to all floors / corridors accessing the private apartments. In addition, space is provided for on-site staffing including office space, laundry, changing rooms, and a rest room; cleaning store, PPE store, a plant room, lifts and a bedroom suite for visitors to stay overnight.