Tamworth Road

  • client
  • Medina Long Eaton Limited
  • contract value
  • £Confidential
  • date
  • 2020
  • sector
  • Care Home
  • location
  • Long Eaton
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

Wynbrook Limited have commenced construction work on a new build 60 bed care home on Tamworth Road, Long Eaton. This contemporary design is the fifth that Rayner Davies Architects has completed for the operator, Medina Limited. The home is being constructed on a 0.6 acre plot located to the south of Tamworth Road on the former Royal Oak Public House site and it enjoys prominent views which overlook the canal.

The site is compact, with traditional domestic properties either side of it to the road and domestic gardens on either side to the rear. To achieve the desired density and to protect scheme viability, a three storey block is positioned facing the road which responds to the scale of the housing either side. A flat roof to minimise its height and a contemporary aesthetic was adopted to reflect the Client’s brief and achieve a distinctive look.

The remainder of the lounge and bedroom spaces are incorporated within a single storey garden wing which extends to the canal at the rear. A pavilion style lounge with raised decking area is a modern interpretation of a ‘boat house’ and is positioned next to the canal to offer excellent south facing views from the home.