Precious Homes are Pinders Finalists!
19 Jan 2018
We are delighted to announce that Precious Homes’ three-tiered residential and supported living service with social enterprise; Swan Court, Falcon Mews, Robin’s View and L’Ucello Café have been named finalists in the 2018 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.
The esteemed National 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 well-being and quality of life for those they support.
Mitesh Dhanak, Precious Homes’ Managing Director said: “I am delighted that our innovative new provision has made it to the finals. This is a great achievement and after winning the Pinders Award last year for the innovative design of our residential service Phoenix House, I am very proud of everyone who has helped us reach the shortlist this year.”
The transformation of the previous older people sheltered accommodation project in Birmingham caught the attention of the judging panel. Mitesh explains: “The original building was previously a 49 bed sheltered housing scheme for the elderly providing care and support to enable them to live in their own flats. The site has been completely re-designed into modern and fit for purpose services. The key aim was for the design of the new service to maximise safety and space, incorporating our team’s innovative design ideas and the creation of a three innovative services with social enterprise as separate entities but ensuring natural integration and a seamless transition of services within the complex.”
A key design feature are the communal spaces and cafe which include new and upcycling projects. Examples include pallets used to decorate the café and a pool table re-designed into the café counter.
Mitesh adds: “As well as the huge environmental benefits of upcycling these design features compliment the new interior and add unique character to the building as key features.”
The outside area has also been maximized to its full potential including a swing and sunken trampoline – features that aim to meet the sensory and individualized needs of the people living there. The gardens are fully accessible and designed to be enjoyed and accessed all year round.
The next stage of the Pinders awards take pace early 2018 and we send the team lots of luck at the National finals!
To find out more about the Pinders HealthCare Design awards go to: http://www.healthcaredesignawards.co.uk/