Once again last week’s Pinders Healthcare Design Awards brought care providers and related industries together to celebrate construction and architectural design of care facilities across the UK.
Joining care operators from across the UK were healthcare lenders and brokers some of whom sponsor individual awards, and all take an active role in visiting and judging many of the entries. The panel of judges includes experienced healthcare valuers, architects, developers, lenders and care operators. The entries are judged initially on the entry forms and supporting documentation, with the shortlisted homes in each category being visited to decide on the winners
‘Pinders’ as the event has become affectionately known, aims to promote and recognise the best developments in all types of care-related property. The Award categories seek to acknowledge the contribution made by care home owners, designers and architects to the wellbeing and quality of life for those residents in their care.
As well as encompassing all aspects of care provision, including developments for the elderly and infirm as well as specialist homes for those with disabilities, care establishments of all sizes, types and locations are given the opportunity of taking part.
Whilst architectural standards and innovation are key factors, the overriding test for any project has to be the degree to which it has recognised the needs and desires of the residents and incorporated these into the final design.
The event recognises the important contribution made by the owners of all types of care home – irrespective of size or category of care. The judges look to reward quality of care, achieved through quality of design, rather than design alone.
The nominations were as follows:
Best New Care Facility (Younger Adults)
Caerlan, Llantrisant – Winner
Sole End House,Bedworth
Roman House, Bletchley
Best New Build (lower development bracket)
Rose Lodge, Maarket Deeping
Ty Cariad, Abergele
Bryn Seiont Newydd, Caernarfon-Winner
Best Independent Living Scheme
Lynwood village, Sunninghill
Tythe Lodge Extra Care, Southam
Audley Binswood Retirement Village, Leamington spa-Winner
Best New Build (medium development bracket)
Mary Rose Manor, Portsmouth
Dukeminster Court, Dunstable – Winner
Fremantle Court, Stoke Mandeville
Best Regeneration Project
Netley Court, Netley Abbey
St Bernards Care Home, Solihull
Austenwood Nursing Home, Calfont St Peter – Winner
Best New Build (higher development bracket)
Camberley Manor, Camberley – Winner
Waypoints Upton, Upton
Mayflower Court, Southampton