Lakeview and Abbey Lodge care homes nominated for leading design awards

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Properties from the Hallmark Care Homes and Stonewater have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s SBID International Design Awards.

The awards recognise, reward and celebrate design excellence across a broad range of categories including retail and hotels. Healthcare projects have been added for the first time this year in recognition of the rising quality of interior design and architecture in the sector.

Hallmark Care Homes made it into the prestigious list of finalists for its work at Lakeview Care home, a 58-bed property in Lightwater, Surrey.

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The home, which is designed for residents with dementia, is described as offering “luxurious styling that offers a warm, welcoming and homely environment in which each individual can live their life to the full”.

The home takes influence from its setting, the Country Park, and draws on its natural setting throughout the property including the Woodland Café in the entrance, its façade decorated with an autumnal tree window display, reinforced with a leaf motif within the furniture design; and the wildlife theme of the first floor.

The home is described as creative in its design and in the facilities it provides. The café presents the opportunity to enjoy time with visiting family and friends; dining rooms also cater for activities and hobbies such as baking and crafts; and residents can be pampered in the hairdressers, nail bar or therapy room. They can even take in a movie in the on-site cinema or can relax in the orangery. “Each facility provides activity and stimulation to enhance residents’ wellbeing and enjoyment,” the awards nomination states.

Stonewater was selected as a finalist for its remodelling of Abbey Lodge Assisted Living and Retirement Home in Nottingham.

Abbey Lodge is an 88-apartment scheme which has been updated from a tired and dated-looking institution to a homely and welcoming living space designed to encourage independent living for older people in the Nottingham community.

The project is the amalgamation of two neighbouring sheltered housing schemes built in the 1980s. A new link building, made up of a series of smaller versatile rooms, connects the two to create one community.

Winners of the SBID International Design Awards will be revealed on November 27.

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