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Chelston Gardens

Set in the spectacular grounds of Chelston Park Nursing and Residential Home, near Wellington in Somerset, this development provides purpose-built accommodation designed to support personalised dementia care. The 2 storey building provides 50 ensuite bedrooms, with all ancillary spaces and catering facilities. Lounges have a domestic scale and glazing provides good visual access from circulation, whilst colour-coded wings help residents to identify with their own accommodation group.

The quality of the external spaces makes Chelston really special. The building forms a ‘U’ shape to enclose an attractively landscaped secure garden, which echoes an existing walled garden, and first floor bedrooms have access to secure balconies. The client purchased the adjoining paddock in order to accommodate the new home more comfortably and to allow expansion, as well as making space for reed bed drainage which caters for the whole site.