MERTON CARE HOME
SPECIALIST PROJECT ENSURING QUALITY IN ENVIRONMENT & CARE
Colwyn Bay, Wales
Project Name: Merton Place Care Home
Location: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Client: Pennaf Housing Group
Services: Architecture and planning
Type: New build
Area: 32,000 sq ft
Merton Care Home was designed with one primary focus: ensuring comfort for its residents.
Our intentions for the design concentrated on quality care and serene atmospheric effects. We organised the layout and composition of the building to be as intuitive and easy to navigate as possible, for both patients and staff. Alongside this, we worked with local landscape designers to blend the ground level garden area accessible to the residents, with the elevated view of the listed garden beyond.
Merton Care Home echoes the timber beams of the traditional architecture of the town, whilst upholding the standards of a modern care home. On a practical level, this meant the considered use of warm colours, and a fusion of traditional design and contemporary facilities. The building is rated “excellent" under the BREEAM guidelines, conserving both heat and energy effectively.