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A & F Pilbeam Construction Ltd are very pleased to have been appointed to construct a new build 50-bed residential nursing home for South Coast Nursing Homes Ltd working with ECE Architecture, SWP Structural Engineers and PJR Services. The new facility will be located adjacent to South Coast’s Berkeley Lodge dementia care home in Shelley Road.
The development requires the demolition of existing buildings and infilling of old basements prior to construction of a new two and three storey building with associated external works and landscaping.
The structure will be a traditional design with load bearing masonry walls and concrete floors with some steel framing providing spacious circulation and relaxation areas as well as supporting a feature staircase.
In addition to the new residential rooms, the new facility includes a kitchen, residents’ cafe, entertainment area, hair salon, two libraries, lounges and dining areas in addition to staff facilities including offices and nurse stations.
The design of the building will be very much in keeping with the streetscape of Shelley Road with the front elevations having rendered and moulded coins and other features. Flint and masonry boundary walls will complement the building and enclose the 17 car parking spaces with a ‘drive in - drive out’ system at the front of the site.
The rear elevations and internal designs are more contemporary in nature with the emphasis of this project being to produce a high-quality environment that improves the comfort and experience of residents’ at the home.