The Old Vicarage Care Home in Leigh was started by Annie and Ian Sinnott in 1984 with just one resident living in what started as their family home. Since then the home has expanded greatly and won many awards that recognise the excellent level of care provided.
The Old Vicarage
Bright extension gives residents breath of fresh air
DKA designed a scheme to provide the former Victorian vicarage with 20 additional bedrooms, extra communal areas and the reorganisation and improvement of some of the existing facilities.
The first phase of these proposals included the provision of eight additional en-suite bedrooms – each with their own external terrace area, enlarged and refurbished communal rooms – with a much better connection to newly improved garden areas, a new commercial standard kitchen, a larger laundry facility, a bigger and better positioned office and the rationalisation of circulation within the existing building.
The introduction of large areas of glazing in the refurbished communal rooms, combined with the new up-to date facilities has given the home a fresh, light and airy feel which is appreciated by residents, their visitors as well as the staff.
The interior pallet of materials and colours used in the extension works has since been adopted by the home throughout all communal and circulation areas bringing new life to the whole building giving it a bright, fresh and welcoming feel throughout.
Since completion of the building work we are pleased to report that the Old Vicarage has gone on to receive a Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Excellent’ rating.
After qualifying in 2002 Adrian joined DKA in 2004, where he has gained a wide range of experience in healthcare, community, industrial, leisure and residential projects. Recently he has been Project Architect for two new community hospitals in Somerset, providing him with a thorough knowledge of the latest healthcare regulations and successful experiences working with two of the country’s leading contractors on the Procure 21 framework.
Founder and Director of DKA with experience in the design and construction of most building types, including healthcare, education, commercial, leisure and residential in both public and private sectors. Experienced in feasibility and urban design studies, David is responsible for running the design studio and retains a personal involvement with projects in the office in all stages of the design process, particularly at concept and sketch design stages.