Architect firm Rayner Davies has completed work on the new Kingsway View care home in Derby.
Rayner Davies worked with The Care Build Group to modify an existing design for the site, tailoring the proposals to the specific needs of its client, Acacia Care. The changes were formalised with the local authority.
Acting as lead consultants on the project, Rayner Davies provided contractor Wynbrook with a technical design package that enabled the scheme to be delivered on-site in an efficient and timely manner.
The new home sits as part of a wider retirement living masterplan on the former Kingsway Hospital site on the western side of Derby. As well as 80 bedrooms, the facility boasts a large café/bistro, library, spa, cinema, pub, external balcony terraces, and large resident lounges and dining facilities. The style of the building reflects existing developments to the north and the wider site to form a series of buildings that share similar materials and styles, all of which are set within the mature garden setting of the former hospital.
Julien McGuinness, project architect at Rayner Davies, said: “The challenge here was formalising the necessary changes in layout for Acacia’s needs without triggering the need to resubmit the scheme for full planning permission. Instead, other planning mechanisms were utilised to allow works to progress on site at pace. It was a pleasure working again with The Care Build Group, Acacia Care, and Wynbrook to deliver this project and we are all delighted with the results”.