Two of the three Barchester finalists in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards were outright winners in their categories
The announcement that Lakeside Village in Jersey won ‘Best Care Complex’ and Harper Fields in Balsall Common scooped ‘Best Large Care Home’ was made at a celebratory lunch at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The prestigious Pinders aim to promote and recognise the very best developments in all types of care-related property. The categories have been selected to recognise the achievements of the widest range of designers, developers and operators.
Lakeside Manor was designed by Robert Adam Architecture and is a grand 60-bed care home with two pavilions either side of the building. Each pavilion contains four independent living apartments, offering luxury and autonomy for residents. The Village also has a public house that is popular with residents, their visitors and many of the local community.
Harper Fields care home, designed by Gelder & Kitchen, is an 80-bed home of contemporary design. The home provides nursing and dementia care as well as residential care in a stylish suite for young physically disabled individuals. There are great vantage points of the surrounding fields from inside the home and good use of outside space with many different activity and relaxation areas for residents to choose from.
Kenneth McKenzie, Director of Development, said: "This has been an absolute triumph. We were up against stiff competition and it is unheard of to have three finalists, let alone two winners. We’ve achieved this by working with people at the top of their game, including outstanding architects and our own interior design team that ensure we create stunning Barchester homes for residents inside and out."