Client: Crown Care
An exemplar care home at Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, creating 61 bedrooms and 14 extra care apartments. A vibrant and lively hotel-like ambience will welcome residents, family and friends to this outstanding landscaped campus, at the same time providing a safe and homely environment to residents. A ‘state of the art’ care facility will deliver a centre of excellence in housing for the elderly close to the town centre, whilst benefiting from a view of the River Great Ouse. The site offers easy access to amenities and services and will help make an important contribution to the requirement of elderly care accommodation in Buckingham.
The site is located in the heart of Buckingham fronting onto Cornwalls Meadow which is a side road of the High Street within the town centre. It also falls within the Buckingham Conservation Area. Buckingham is a small market town with the main focal point orientated around a historic market place. The general design approach is to create modern interpretation of a traditional development form which relates to and sits comfortably alongside the historic character of the wider area. A simple approach to the elevations is proposed with the use of brick and large window openings with a vertical emphasis.