Bridgemead Care Home is located on the banks of the beautiful River Avon in Bath. It is a residential and nursing home that serves Bath and the local area. The home is run by the Christian charity Bridge Care, who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for vulnerable older people and support for family members, with no discrimination of any kind, regardless of situation.
Excellent care demands excellent facilities. In order for them to continue to provide the best possible care, we were approached to put together a proposal to extend the existing home, as part of a strategy to safeguard against possible flooding on the site. A number of high water events over the last few years have highlighted the need for the home to protect the residents from the risk of flooding.
Flood resilience measures to protect the existing home were put forward, as well as an extension to provide new residential accommodation for the residents who are currently located on the lowest levels of the building.
The existing contemporary building is located within the B&NES Conservation area and a carefully considered design process was undertaken to ensure that the proposals are complimentary and contextual with both the surrounding buildings and the home’s riverside setting.
We are delighted that the planning applications for both the flood resilience and building extension proposals were approved. We can now look forward to working with Bridge Care to ensure that Bridgemead remains at the heart of the care community for years to come.
John Todman, Bridge Care Trustee, said:
“SRA has listened to the Trustees, residents, staff and our neighbours, assembled an excellent design team and prepared a proposal that meets our needs for an attractive, dementia friendly home that will serve us well for the foreseeable future.”
We are excited about the development of this project, and look forward to sharing more news about its progression soon.