Watson Batty Architects are delighted to be supporting Exemplar Health Care with extensive alterations and refurbishment of a former private care home in Liverpool, acting as lead on the architectural, interior and technical design elements. Involved from the outset, WBA worked closely with Exemplar Health Care internal stakeholders and client agents, Faithful & Gould, to develop and deliver the scheme to meet the requirements of the specialist care provider within the constraints of the existing building.
Works are currently underway to transform the former Ennerdale House building on the site of Aintree Hospital into a new specialist service, Brook View. Providing a high-quality, spacious service designed to meet the needs of residents living with a range of complex nursing needs, Exemplar Health Care are reducing the number of bedrooms from 60 to just a 32-bed facility with associated accommodation.
Yorkshire-based Exemplar Health Care provide specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex needs, including neuro-disabilities, brain injury and stroke, mental ill-health, autism, learning disabilities and complex dementia. Based upon demand from local care commissioners in providing dedicated services that other providers are unable, Exemplar Health Care is as a result expanding throughout the UK.
The alterations and refurbishment of the 1930’s building has presented a number of challenges during the construction phase as the building fabric is stripped back in order to provide Exemplar with a high-quality end product. With extensive experience in delivering specialist living projects, WBA have been able to call upon their expertise to work alongside Exemplar and deliver the desired project outcome within the constraints of the existing building and budget.
Set back off the road and overlooking a brook, the service will include a therapy suite, spacious lounges and dining rooms and a garden for residents and family members to relax and socialise. Works are currently onsite to deliver the with WBA novated to principle contractor, Castlehouse Construction.