Burcot Lodge in Bromsgrove, part of The Cinnamon Care Collection group, has been selected as one of three finalists from across the UK for a prestigious design award for newly built care homes for the elderly.
The Pinders Healthcare Designs Awards, now in their nineteenth year, recognise excellence in the development of the very best care and assisted living facilities across the UK. Burcot Lodge was selected by the judges in the Best New Care Home for the Elderly category as a result of its outstanding design and attention to detail.
Burcot Lodge, a luxurious purpose-built care home, is a greenbelt development that replaced a complex of former school buildings. The 54 bedroom care home nestles into the topography of the landscape using hipped and pitched roofs and varied gable ends to create the appearance of inter-connected smaller buildings, to adhere to planning constraints. Burcot Lodge is located within the five acres of ground belonging to Burcot Grange, one of Cinnamon Care Collection’s most established care homes. Both homes offer non-residential day care, short-term respite care, residential care and specialised dementia care.
John Chapman, director of specialist healthcare consultants, Pinders comments, “The judges were impressed with the way visitors to Burcot Lodge are greeted with views through the café to the central courtyard beyond, around which the two-storey accommodation flows. Each floor benefits from a lounge-diner with a life-skills kitchen. Residents can enjoy sitting out on the first-floor roof terrace or in the south-facing loggia below with ease of access.
“The attention to detail applied to the internal accommodation was particularly appreciated by the judges, with thoughtful use of colour, pictorial signage, illuminated door-numbering and memory boxes giving clear Dementia-enabling navigational cues.”
Victoria Osborne, general manager, Burcot Lodge adds, “We are extremely pleased to be recognised for our exceptional care home design. Our ethos is to provide the very best care and support in the most luxurious surroundings and we are delighted to have been selected as one of the top three designs in the UK for new care homes for the elderly. The design of this home was carefully planned to fit in with our Burcot Grange site, which is a beautifully restored Victoria house with impressive grounds. We worked in partnership with the designers to ensure we were creating an exceptional living experience for our residents and a motivational and positive environment for our team members.”
Burcot Lodge offers first-class, design-led care and facilities in idyllic surroundings. The Burcot Lodge team are committed to providing personalised short and long-term services including residential and dementia care. For further information about Burcot Lodge please visit Burcot Lodge.