As part of the continued increase in Gwynedd Council’s investment in EMI facilities, the existing facility was increased with a number of additions; most notably a new extension to cater for the living space, refurbishment of the kitchen / dining area, bedrooms, toilets and washing facilities. In addition, a carefully landscaped secure garden area was created to increase the wellbeing of the residents. The development has successfully provided the residents, staff and visitors a homely environment to enjoy, aptly named Ty Clyd “Cosy House”. The new unit at Plas Hafan Residential Care Home was partly funded by an ICF grant from the Welsh Government.
During the construction works, the care home was able to function normally during the works. The EMI unit was relocated into another part of the Care Home, which enabled the works to be carried out safely. The extension were carefully designed to sophisticatedly integrate into the fabric of the existing care home.
As a testimony, the new addition looks as it was part of the original building, by extending the existing roof line with natural slate, white upvc windows, rendered walls and brick plinth. A featured entrance was provided in the garden to clearly identify the path back into the building. New electrical and mechanical services were also installed, with new lighting, Medicare nurse call control system, radiators, hot & cold water. The external works was broken into soft and hard landscaping together with the garden furniture positioned in various area of the garden.
The project demonstrates design capability within the health and residential sector. The successful implementation of the design was tailored specifically towards Care Standards Wales. This shows our understanding and expertise in the sector.