Blenheim Court is a Pinders Design Award finalist
Caring Homes is delighted that one of the company’s recently acquired homes in Liss, Hampshire, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national healthcare design award.
Blenheim Court, which opened in March 2018, is arranged over three floors and designed to the highest specifications providing nursing, residential and dementia care for up to 60 people.
Judges from the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards visited the home which is one of the finalists in the ‘Best New Care Home’ category for 2019.
The judges – a director from Pinders, an architect and a previous Pinders award winner – spent the morning at Blenheim Court last week, touring the building and talking to staff. They were accompanied by Blenheim Court Deputy Manager Kelly Bessey and Administrator Bradley Hughes, Caring Homes Founding Director Helena Jeffery, Architect Noel Orr, Senior Regional Manager Sue Glanz, Interior Designer Jonathan Hooper and Planning and Building Development Manager Nicola Thornton.
A charitable donation of £500 was also given to Caring Homes from Pinders to mark the coveted place in the final and this will be given to Guide Dogs for the Blind at the request of the home’s architect Noel Orr from Omni Architects.
The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards aim to promote and recognise the very best developments in all types of care-related property and to acknowledge the contribution made by home owners, designers and architects to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in their care.
Whilst architectural standards and innovation are key factors, the overriding test for any project is the degree to which it has recognised the needs and desires of the residents and incorporated these into the final design.
The awards winners will be announced at a lunch event at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel on March 13th.
Blenheim Court has been selected as one of three finalists in the category of Best New Care Home (medium development budget) and Caring Homes has a second home, Riverside Place in Ware, which has been selected as one of three finalists in the category of Best New Care Home (higher development budget).
For more information about Caring Homes and Blenheim Court visit www.caringhomes.org