Graham Care

Development of the Building

Priory Hazeldene

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History of the Home

Hazeldene House replaced the old ‘The Priory Residential Home’ which was no longer fit for purpose. The new design incorporates contemporary standards and requirements and with modern facilities to care for elderly people requiring specialist nursing and dementia care.

The old care home had all the shortcomings of a converted domestic dwelling in which the room sizes, corridor widths, shared toilets and bathrooms, and ancillary accommodation were way below what is required to provide a comfortable and safe environment for residents.

The context of the development in terms of its physical, social and economic aspects was adapted throughout the design process to achieve a high quality replacement building

The new home provides a high standard of living and communal accommodation with an innovative style of elevation utilising traditional materials for this sensitive location. The design incorporates large glazed openings to maximise sunlight penetration into the building. In combination, this contributes to the new home becoming a prime example of contemporary living and care for the elderly.

Construction Stage

The construction of the new facility commenced in July 2011 and was carried out in three phases, namely:-

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