Precious Homes are Pinder Finalists!
12 Jan 2017
Precious Homes are delighted to be shortlisted with two other organisations as finalists in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards for Phoenix House. Phoenix House, our newly developed bespoke residential service in Newham, London first opened in September 2016.
The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards aim to promote and recognise the very best developments in all types of care-related property, whilst the Award categories seek to acknowledge the contribution made by home owners, designers and architects to the wellbeing and quality of life for individuals they support.
Whilst architectural standards and innovation are key factors, the overriding test for any project recognised by Pinder is the degree to which it has recognised the individual needs and preferences of the people supported, and incorporated these into the final design.
Mitesh Dhanak, Managing Director, said: “The Phoenix House design embodies this concept and was co-produced, with the design concept directly led by the people we support and our team members at other Precious Homes’ services which had been developed over the previous 18 months.
The uniqueness of the design project was the Creative Plan that developed through working in partnership with Precious Homes’ in-house building team, team members and individuals supported at other services – the ‘Creative Team’.”
Built into the design and features of Phoenix House are all the ‘best bits’ of our existing provisions, as well as new innovative ideas which have developed through a key focus on environments and sensory needs.
Mitesh adds: “Partnership work started right at the planning stages to look at the layout, environment and building regulations so we could work proactively to maximise the space available. This included working creatively to maximise the outdoor courtyard and transform it into a fully functional and extended space for the people we support.
The key aim was for the design of the new service to maximise safety and space, incorporating the Creative Team’s innovative design ideas and the creation of a homely environment.”
Greg Lapham, Chief Operating Officer said: “Our Phoenix House service is a brilliant piece of inspirational work by the Team at Precious Homes and is already delivering fantastic outcomes to individuals who we support and individuals who are in transition. Our in-house design team push the creativity envelope with each new service we commission and are creating outstanding services nationally.”