Ottershaw Care home, Churtsey
This care home project comprises a 95 bed building on the site of Parklands, a former 1980’s office complex. Located in Chertsey – in the Runnymede Borough of Surrey – the design of the care home is designed to follow the style cues of a late 19th Century country house, with lots of art-and-crafts-style architectural detailing. A beautiful palette of building materials was developed by the architect, with facing brickwork complimenting our StonePlus window cills, heads and stringers. Areas of painted render and tile hangings finish off the look and feel. The project contributes to a lovely looking development for retirees living in the area.
The site contained a natural slope which was cleverly utilised to allow inclusion of a basement in the property. This houses plant and ancillary staff accommodation. The main development is 3.5 storeys high, with a varied roofscape utilising projecting dormers for extra space. The site sits within the Thames Basin Heather Special Protection Area [TBHSPA] in the Green Belt and contains a number of mature trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders. Careful environmental protection measures were required to ensure no damage was caused during construction activities.
Communal facilities are grouped towards the centre of the floor layout, “double banked” with suited accommodation in clusters on either side of a central corridor. The whole building is set within extensively landscaped grounds with a large feature pond. Communal spaces are designed to overlook both the main entrance to the north and gardens and the pond to the south, providing a secure area and amenity space for residents.
The project was completed ahead of schedule, with Parklands Manor Care Home opening in January 2018.
Client / Developer / Contractor:
Metnor Construction Limited
PRP Architecture & Planning Ltd
ICF + others
Completed January 2018