Planning permission has been granted to build a new residential dementia care unit in the centre of Leek, Staffordshire. After beating off tough competition from a Manchester-based architect practice, we’re pleased to be designing the scheme.
Due to be located on Broad Street in Leek, the three-storey, 22-bed care unit will replace the derelict car garage, which currently stands on the plot of land. Our brief is to try to achieve the gold standard in dementia care and we’re up for the challange.
Recent national news coverage highlighted the intense demands being placed on carers. And, a recent report compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research for the Dementia Friends campaign described the way carers are struggling to fit care duties into their lives. (Some spend up to 28 hours a week, on average, caring for loved ones).
The dementia care unit will meet the high demand for a specialist care facility in the Moorlands. It will help people to cope with the demands of progressive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and others.
Director Jonathan Cornes, told journalists at the Sentinel and the Leek & Post Times:
“We are specialists in dementia care related projects, which means we’re able to understand the principles of the design and can meet these specific requirements, especially within town centre sites.”
Stuart Thornhill, lead designer for Jonathan Cornes Associates Ltd is looking to find new sites across the UK, where these facilities can be provided on a similar basis. For more information, contact Jonathan Cornes on 01782 209203.
Since 2003, we’ve been supporting public bodies, property developers, estate agents, insurers, engineers, solicitors, landlords and private individuals to achieve their objectives. We have a history of delivery specialist medical projects like this one and have developed a detailed understanding of the health sector and its estates.