The Hawthorns

Restful Homes, Aldridge

This new care home provides a total of 70 bedrooms on three floors with a high level of supporting facilities including a cinema, activity rooms, café, shop, separate dining rooms and external roof gardens.  The individual rooms are a spacious at 30m², allowing the provision of individual food bars for use by residents and their relatives.  Each floor has extensive lounge and dining facilities overlooking landscaped sensory gardens to the rear.  The building has been designed to be light and airy in both private and public spaces.

The site is a corner plot adjacent to a conservation area. The scheme has taken advantage of the heavily landscaped nature of the site, retaining the mature trees to the boundaries.  The proposed building is contemporary in its design using a palette of materials vernacular to the area.  A highly energy efficient building is orientated north/south with brise-soleil and glazed stair towers providing a visually exciting solution.