OLD PREBENDAL HOUSE 

THE U.K'S FIRST COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENTIAL CARE COMMUNITY

Shipton-Under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Name: Old Prebendal House

Location: Shipton-Under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton

Sector: Healthcare

Client: Private

Status: Complete

Services: Architecture and planning

Type: Restoration

Area: 4 Acres

This award-winning project involved transforming a grade II listed building from a private home into what was the country's first comprehensive, graduated residential care community.


Our design included a purpose-built nursing wing for 24-hour care, 16 self-contained flats, 12 cottages, a library, dining rooms, community facilities and a communal courtyard facility in the middle of the beautiful gardens and grounds. 


Whilst keeping the original buildings intact, we re-configured the internal layout, and installed new light sources and bespoke timber joinery. The original buildings included a 16th Century tithe barn, used as a community hall, and a theatre for group activities. 


The extensive new building and modification blends seamlessly with the original buildings, using appropriate materials and features.
Understanding the specialist needs for this project, we included a myriad of bespoke design solutions tailored to the comfort of the elderly.


Awards won: The Housing Design Awards, and AIB Care Home Design Awards.