Located just outside Limavady, this Care Home was designed through to accommodate elderly residents so as to provide them with rural surroundings in their immediate vicinity. Set within agricultural land, the accommodation suites all have a direct view to surrounding grazing areas for sheep and cattle. In addition, landscaped gardens and internal courtyards provide a high degree of calm and a peaceful atmosphere. A high dependency ward and facilities for those patients with Alzheimer’s conditions has also been carefully designed into this award winning care home. Due to the success of this original design, the home has continued to thrive and extended to meet the growing demand for this standard of care. ADMS Architects are proud to have been able to provide the original blueprint for this success.
Having purchased a Grade B Listed Building within a conservation area, this private client worked closely with ADMS to establish a thorough brief to allow the premises to be developed within planning policy, whilst permitting the intended use to flourish and have potential to expand in the future. An extremely restricted site, being landlocked to all sides but the rear, restricted both design opportunities and access for the main contractor. However, use of roof glazing and a central courtyard have allowed for extremely bright spaces to exist throughout all areas internally. Having gained listed building/planning consent ADMS carried the project through to completion, acting as project managers, M&E Consultants & Interior Designers. On site issues were quickly and effectively resolved through the client being provided with early and detailed descriptions of the process during many meetings and discussions. Constant and clear communication proving, once again, a crucial and successful tool on this project. Both Client and her patients have gained a much improved environment. A difficult project, but one which ADMS Architects are proud to have brought to a successful completion.
Approved some years ago, this project entailed some difficult negotiations with planning service to initially accept that the scheme would be accepted in principle, due to the fact that the intention was to replace existing vacant dwellings with a business. Having overcome this and reached agreement, we then set about designing a large dental practice which would occupy what was the site of two terraced dwellings, and would be spread over 3 floors in total. A difficult design exercise in containing all the required accommodation, along with producing a visually acceptable building along this busy arterial route was rewarded with full planning approval. Unfortunately however, we do not now believe this project will go ahead at the current time.