Onward Homes

Project cost

£4.9 million


Fallowfield, Manchester

Project Description

Design and delivery of a new Extra Care facility in Fallowfield.

We were appointed lead architects on the design of a £4.9m development providing new homes for older people in Fallowfield, Manchester. Oaklands Extra Care facility provides residents with their own state-of-the-art private apartments along with round the clock assistance and care. BTP were selected for the commission by Onward Homes following our award-winning work designing homes for older people and those living with dementia with Whitfield & Brown acting as main contractor.

The Extra Care Lite scheme provides 36 individual apartments designed in line with the Happi principles for older persons, who have an excellent place to live with all the necessary care and support.  BTP has created a suite on the first floor specifically designed for people living with dementia. It includes apartments, a lounge, quiet room and an outdoor terrace.

Key Features

  • Suite designed especially for those living with dementia, including apartments a lounge, quiet room and outdoor terrace.
  • HAPPI principles - which guide best practice in older people's housing design - have been applied throughout.
  • Light and heating within the building replicates daylight hours to fit with the body clocks of residents.
  • Interior design ensures that the building is easy to navigate around.
  • Allowing freedom of resident movement/containment.
  • Providing hygiene/durability.
  • Offering homely environment.
  • Protecting personal dignity/personal frailment.
  • Future proofing the development, with self-contained apartments whose use can be changed.
  • Providing less carbon emissions and less waste. Care homes in the past have not been green buildings and have been expensive to heat.
  • Supporting the local authority to realise the benefits of Extra Care Lite.
  • Low maintenance and low life cycle costs.
Client Testimonial

Working with BTP we have created an excellent scheme for older people and those living with dementia to call home and enjoy their golden years in.

Bob Pleasance, Project Manager - Onward Homes

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