Eden Lodge Care Home

  • client
  • Sai Om Limited
  • contract value
  • to be determined
  • date
  • 2018
  • sector
  • Care Home and Housing
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

Once a colliery village, Bestwood Village is now considered one of the more affluent areas of the Nottingham conurbation. Rayner Davies were commissioned to submit an outline planning application for 12 new houses and a 64-bed residential care home on the site of the existing Eden Lodge Care Home. The proposals show the demolition of the existing care home to allow for the construction of three and four-bedroom houses and a new state of the art care facility which will include a cinema, hairdresser and café.

Initial consultations with Gedling planners regarding the potential for the site proved positive; the pre-application submission made early in 2017 was viewed favourably as they felt that it offered an opportunity to redevelop what had become an unattractive and underutilized site. The design challenges were however still substantial. The site is adjacent to the Bestwood Village Conservation Area, is next to the listed War Memorial and is dominated by the imposing Victorian Clocktower. The proposals have been arranged in such a way as to maximize views of the Clocktower with all of the buildings being only two stories. All are predominantly south facing, with most of the care home bedrooms overlooking the Bestwood Village Cricket Club pitch. The mature trees on the site and adjacent to High Main Drive have been retained in what will be a high quality landscaped area.

Outline planning permission was granted at the September 2018 Planning Committee.