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Lambourne Drive

  • client
  • Wollaton Developments Limited
  • contract value
  • £1,800,000
  • date
  • 2015
  • sector
  • Care Home
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

Rayner Davies were commissioned to undertake designs for the redevelopment of a vacant site in the heart of Wollaton. A 44 bedroom new build residential care home was proposed. The design is contemporary and has been developed to respond to the residential nature of the proposed building use and the sites setting within a predominantly residential context. The massing of the proposed building underwent various options to establish the most efficient and sympathetic design and detailed daylighting and overshadowing studies were also undertaken to map and minimise shadows cast by the building at key times of the year. The resultant building form has an ‘L’ shaped footprint which allows for a private rear garden which receives good levels of daylight. Main elevations are articulated with gabled bays in contrasting high quality materials to give the facades ‘rhythm’ and relief and to respond to the gabled bays of surrounding traditional houses.