Waldeck were appointed by WCS Care as Project Managers, Employers Agent, Quantity Surveyors, Principal Designer and Clerk of Works on the innovative Warwickshire care home, which was designed to support adults with mobility needs, dementia and hearing loss.
Designed by Warwick-based Robothams, Woodside Care Village is a care home with 12 family-sized households, decorated in one of three lifestyles based on town, country and classical living. Up to seven people, who share similar care needs, interests and backgrounds, live together in each house, supported by a team of staff.
Two of the households are dedicated to the charity’s deaf service, Deafinitely Independent, and are supported by staff trained in British Sign Language.
The village has its own spa, as well an outdoor plaza – accessed by external walkways – featuring a hair salon, cinema, shop, launderette, and gardens with a bike track, outdoor gym equipment and water features.
Kirsty Tune, Associate Director – Head of Care at Waldeck, shared of our involvement:
“To be able to undertake an enhanced project management role for this project on behalf of WCS care was a privilege and a pleasure.
“Waldeck’s role went beyond the usual Employer’s Agent role whereby we worked with the project team to create a unique and innovative care home that has helped WCS Care achieve their aspirations of creating a ‘home away from home’ for residents to enjoy.
“To see this project win the regional award was fantastic news and I am even more delighted that the project has now won the national awards.”
Ed Russell, Chief Executive of WCS Care, said:
“We’re delighted that WCS Care’s Woodside Care Village in Warwick has just been recognised for its innovative design and construction nationally by winning LABC’s People & Place Award for New Housing – Best Purpose Built Accommodation. A huge thank you to everyone involved in building and designing the care home including Deeley Group, Waldeck, CLB and Robothams Architects, as well as our staff and residents who’ve made it a fantastic place to live and work.
“Design is fundamental to supporting us with our approach to care and we’ve challenged typical thinking about what a care home looks like. It means we’re able to really focus on quality of life, providing plenty of opportunities for people to continue enjoying what they’ve always done.”
To find out more about how Waldeck can support your next project, please don’t hesitate to call Kirsty and the team on 08450 990285.