Oakdene Nursing Home

  • client
  • Dorset Healthcare Ltd
  • contract value
  • Confidential
  • date
  • 2020
  • sector
  • Care Home
  • location
  • Ringwood Dorset
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

Oakdene Nursing and Residential Care Home and adjacent Acorn Lodge are two separate buildings operating as one home and are proposed to be remodelled and linked to form a single facility for 70 nursing and dementia residents.

Rayner Davies worked closely with the Client and the home’s Management Team to thoroughly appraise the existing buildings and operations to highlight areas most in need of improvement and to deliver options for the remodelling of interiors that delivered maximum benefit for the least cost and disruption. As part of this process, a link extension is proposed to provide new luxurious communal lounge and dining facilities with sheltered south facing balconies that overlook the home’s mature gardens.

Every aspect of the build was planned to minimise impact on Oakdene, including a detailed phasing strategy which identified how the home could continue to operate during construction stages safely and with minimal disruption to residents, the home’s occupancy numbers or staff operations.