Specialist Care Facility, Huddersfield Road

The proposed development is for a site on Huddersfield Road, Wyke which will be home to a 40 Bed Specialist Care Unit and 7 One-Care assisted living bungalows with associated access road, car-parking and landscaping. The main facility will consist of 4 units, each with 10no beds, dining room, quiet rooms and lounge areas. Communal facilities within the building will include training rooms, HUB and therapy rooms. The developments will provide care for residents with a range of complex needs. The facility has been designed to provide a homely environment that allows residents to feel independent, empowered and inspired.

The main facility is located to the north of the site as an L shape building. The west wing is proposed to be three storey and the right wing to be two storey. This design relates to the topography of the site with the two storey element opposite the existing two storey residential units on Huddersfield Road and the three storey on Woodside Road. Due to the varying road levels from Woodside to Huddersfield Road, the three-storey element therefore appears two storeys.

The One-Care bungalow units are designed and used as a more independent living unit for the site and will be maintained and served by the main unit. Carparking for the bungalows will be incorporated within the main carpark.

The site will be landscaped with communal gardens and have a secure boundary fence around the main building which will be a dark green paladin fence as shown on the landscaping proposals.

The site slopes off to the south of the site where there are 7no. proposed bungalows which will be One-Care facilities all stepping 300mm as they follow the line of the streetscape. Associated access into the site is as per previous outline planning and off Huddersfield Road.

Client:Exemplar Healthcare Ltd
Service: Architecture
Sector: Living