Linwood Crescent "Dementia Friendly" Bungalows


Client

Broxtowe Borough Council

Number of homes   

3

Commenced

October 2014

Completed

June 2015

Architect

Pelham Architects

Developer

Waters Homes

Local Authority

Broxtowe Borough Council



Pitch worked closely with Broxtowe Borough Council, Pelham Architects and the contractor Waters Homes to develop a dementia friendly scheme for Broxtowe Borough Council and their residents.

 

Designed by Pelham Architects, the scheme has taken into account many factors which can crucial to dementia sufferers, such as colour differentiation, textures and patterns. Doors, light fittings and toilet seats needed to be easy to distinguish to the resident, even if they are confused or disorientated.

 

The final scheme consists of three new build bungalows, two being dementia friendly two bedroom bungalows and one a one bedroom general needs bungalow which make great use of large underused existing gardens to neighbouring bungalows.

 

The properties are built to the highest of standards incorporating various measures to aid the occupants and looked to achieve The Code for Sustainable Homes Level Four with energy saving features such as photovoltaic panels. The scheme was completed in June 2015.