Client: Hospital of God
Contractor: Gus Robinson Developments
This award winning project was won through an RIBA competition. It is a 35 bed residential care home in the historic village of Greatham and included the refurbishment of the adjoining Grade II listed accommodation. The hospital itself has a history dating back to the 1200s and it was crucial that and any development reflected and respected the tradition of caring that the Hospital of God has administered over the last 730 years.
The development forms a three sided courtyard looking south towards woodland and was designed to resemble a series of traditional smaller houses stepping down the hillside. In order to foster a sense of community within the complex, rooms were collected into smaller groups and included a day centre which forms a principle part of the hospital providing a cafe and activity areas for residents and the local population.
HRH Prince of Wales Patrons Award for the Almshouses Association 2009
The Patron, HRH the Prince of Wales, introduced the Awards in 2000 in order to "encourage innovation and excellence in design for both new and refurbished almshouses".