Ebbw Vale Extra Care and Dementia Care

Client
Linc-Cymru Housing

Location
Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent

Completion Date
2014

Linc-Cymru identified this site, on College Road, Ebbw Vale, next to an EMI Day Hospital, to provide an independent living setting for local older people whose only previous option was residential care. They had previously commissioned a feasibility study, however they were not satisfied with the design outcome.

Quattro were already working with the client and constructor team and came up with a new layout for a 41 flat Extra Care building with wings of accommodation, which embraced and sheltered a sunny garden, essential on this windswept, sloping site.

A brightly coloured link contains the main entrance and provides views through to the garden room beyond.

The colour scheme was chosen to represent local landscape and views.