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FERNDENE NURSING HOME

Facts

An addition to an existing operational nursing home, comprising 29 bedrooms, new dining and sitting areas and the refurbishment of existing day room accommodation.

Floor area:
1,200 m² (12,912 ft²)

Construction Value:
€3.5 million

Location:
Blackrock, Co.Dublin



Features

With an emphasis on the therapeutic value of a homelike environment, the design seeks to create the ambience of home rather than an institution, with natural colours, good daylight and extensive views to the outside.

Natural light is an essential element in senior living environments. Roof lights and secondary glazing between the day rooms views maximise views and daylighting to ensure the sitting spaces are welcoming.

Through the placement of familiar objects, built-in joinery, artwork and careful attention to detailing the day spaces, the congregational areas are broken down into homely spaces for residents.

Finishes meet clinical needs while achieving the ambience and quality of a boutique hotel.

Awards

Fit Out Awards 2017

Category: Healthcare Project of the Year

Winner

Client comment:

‘Reddy Architecture... created a superb scheme for our nursing home...The brief was to create a finish that was both contemporary and luxurious, but most importantly functional. All of these requirements were achieved and our expectations were exceeded. I believe that the design team have created a scheme that is unique when benchmarked against other nursing home and healthcare facilities in Ireland.’

Ronan Willis (Director of Willis Care Group)