Avonpark Village is a continuing care community near Bath, which offers everything from independent houses to a specialist dementia suite, set in a spectacular rural location. Retirement Villages acquired the village in 2010 and appointed DKA to help them refurbish and remodel the site. We provided technical advice for initial works, including urgent repair and maintenance and minor alterations to improve functionality, and a full architectural service for more involved works across the village.
The biggest transformation was the provision of an inviting clubhouse where residents can meet, entertain or enjoy the offerings of the new bistro, which we developed and detailed in cooperation with interior designers. The clubhouse was also the focus of our Environmental Psychologist Rebecca Furse’s MSc dissertation and she enjoyed the opportunity it gave her to better understand the residents’ point of view. We are continuing to help Retirement Villages improve and maintain this fantastic site.