This led to a strong partnership between Hester Architect’s directors, Quantum Care and HCC which lasted many years and included significant feasibility work on behalf of the County. Once all of the new homes were built the work naturally ceased and it was not until 2005 that the relationship was revived. We were asked to look at all of the care home sites across the County to assess their capacity for extension and advise on the most feasible option for each site.
This work ran in parallel with HCC’s work on future demographics and has led to a series of proposed extensions across the County to meet future need. Belmont is the first such extension and provides 25 new bedrooms in small flexible wings of 5 beds.