- Linc Cymru
- 59 units
Quattro’s Architectural Design Services were deployed at Tondu as part of a continuation of the partnership between Bridgend County Borough Council and Linc Cymru to create a combined care home and Extra Care provision within a single building. The development provides 15 Care beds, 25 Extra Care apartments and 19 two/ three-bedroom houses.
The purpose of the scheme is to provide care to those residents in need within this close-knit community, whilst also supplementing the shortfall of Extra Care elderly apartments together with additional Retirement Living bungalows responding to the demographic needs of the area.
Facilities include: a dining space, lounge sitting area, hair salon and therapy room, bistro kitchen, resident’s laundry, guest bedroom, accessible WCs, staff room and sluice room.
In order to achieve the partnership’s vision, Quattro’s Senior Living Architects future-proofed the ground floor Care bed spaces to enable Linc Cymru to convert 2 Care bed spaces into a one-bed apartment or vice versa, depending on future requirements. This was key to the Extra Care design.
The design principles for the combined services took maximum advantage of the shared communal space, in particular the serving of meals to the Care element of the scheme. The hairdressing salon, therapy room, assisted bathroom, external and internal communal spaces all benefited from the wider demographic of residents using the facilities.
The client and design team’s attention to detail has produced a contemporary design with interior and exterior landscaping, providing residents with a high quality, relaxing and non-institutional development.