This scheme to provide a new 76 bed care facility on a previously developed site in Tyldesley has been designed to fit well with its context. The site is surrounded on three sides by residential properties and the buildings are arranged in three main blocks with a two storey service zone link on the western side of the site. The scale varies from single storey to three storey and the blocks are positioned carefully on the site to respect surrounding houses.
The main entrance to the building is situated on the corner of Alma and Elliot Street and is set back from the main roads to provide a sense of arrival. A portal structure at the street edge announces the entrance and guides visitors to the secure front door.
The buildings have been sensitively designed using a limited palette of materials. Red multi facing brick is used in the main outward facing elevations with through coloured acrylic render used in the courtyard on the three storey block. The single storey wing on Alma Street is also rendered to provide variety and to reflect light. Pitched roofs are finished in dark grey standing seam metal, with the same material used to define the projecting oriel bays on Alma Street. Sweet Chestnut timber cladding is employed to highlight window groups on the principle elevations, both facing the courtyard and the street. Windows and doors are all finished in dark grey aluminium.
LOCATION: Tyldesley, Greater Manchester
STATUS: Full planning was approved in October 2015