Hallamshire Care Home

Project: Hallamshire Care Home

Location: Broomhall, Sheffield

Project Value: c £450,000

Project Profile: Extensions and alterations to a care home facility in order to improve existing facilities, provide additional bedspaces and increase the amount of communal and recreation space. The project is currently on site.

The existing care home operates from within a large detached Victorian Villa considered to be of local historic interest and situated in the heart of a Conservation Area.  The building had been substantially altered and adapted over the latter half of the 20th Century in a continuing bid to meet the needs of its residents and the demands of the care market.

The owners were seeking to rationalise the existing internal arrangements and to improve the quality of and access to the facilities.  They were also seeking to increase the capacity of the care home.

Key issues:  Development of the planning strategy was, most critically, informed by the status and sensitivity of the building and its setting, which required full appraisal.  The owners had a contemporary vision for the building lending the project further sensitivity.  Ultimately their vision had to be married with the expectations and objectives of the Local Authority’s Conservation Team.  Pre-application discussions were fundamental to the success of the application as was the delivery of a very strong planning and design strategy. By process of negotiation and mediation, agreement on the scheme was reached and planning permission granted.

Susan led this project from inception, setting the parameters for the significance appraisal, informing the emerging design response, leading on the planning strategy, managing the project team, preparing the planning application package and supporting information and acting as mediator to take the application forward successfully.

Client: Hallamshire Care Home

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