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Cowan Architects has partnered with Harrison to develop a new, fresh approach with a UK first in bespoke models for the five star, premium and collaborative retirement living sector.

The partnership will launch at the Dementia, Care and Nursing Home Expo, which will be held at the NEC in March.

Leveraging the knowledge of many years’ experience in the fields of healthcare architecture, interior design, branding, hospitality and catering, their unique approach will challenge assumptions and develop customer-centric solutions.

This will offer the over 55s a greater choice of health and wellbeing, living standards, community and social interaction. Bespoke, trouble-free lifestyle solutions will help these customers to enjoy a healthier, more rewarding life in a supportive environment.

The combined expertise of these parties will create innovative design solutions that are supported by technology and environments that would rival five star hotels, but delivered affordably to existing providers, whilst increasing customer demand and revenue. 

The importance of creating a sense of real community is central to these initiatives, so that there is a strong emphasis on the living experience including the maintenance of community and social interaction. The healthcare provider benefits from customers enjoying longer, healthier and happier lives.

“Whilst these models of older living and care are gaining ground in the US, they are relatively new to the UK” says Nigel Marcoolyn, director of architecture for Cowan Architects.

“The particular skills of Cowan Architects and our partners will see us at the cutting edge, offering our own versions that cater for all ranges of the older generation, whilst also allowing them to live in the heart of an all-age community”.

Philip Harrison, founder of Harrison, adds “This is an exciting partnership with Cowan Architects and Signature Dining to introduce the next phase of assisted living to the UK. The new generation entering the market of assisted care - the baby boomers - have lived very different lives to previous generations and have a higher set of lifestyle expectations.

"Therefore developments of the future should deliver on these standards, particularly when creating shared spaces where intergenerational, social communities exist.. These are key elements in the creation of this new model.”



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