Fairview Nursing Home

  • client
  • Magnum Care Ltd
  • contract value
  • Confidential
  • date
  • 2020
  • sector
  • Care Home
  • location
  • Bristol
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

Rayner Davies Architects has received planning permission to refurbish and extend an existing nursing home in Bristol. Fairview House and the adjacent Fairview Court are currently two separate buildings operating as one home and are proposed to be remodelled and linked to form a single facility for 81 nursing and dementia residents. .

Rayner Davies worked closely with South Gloustershire Council to deliver a consent for what was a challenging brief. Fairview House is an impressive Victorian villa which is locally listed and there are numerous protected trees on the site. Additional challenges to be overcome were complex existing site geometries and a significant level change between the two sites

The development will provide additional bedrooms and communal facilities, create break out spaces, centralise staff operations and improve the circulation across the site for staff and residents.

The mass of the proposed link extension has been designed to utilise pure forms and detailing to create an efficient and sympathetic contemporary aesthetic. From early stages, design decisions were taken to ensure the setting of the historic building would be enhanced, allowing Fairview House to remain the focal point of the development from public areas. Sensitive materials such as ‘curtain wall’ glazing have been employed where the new abuts the old to complement this strategy.