Beechtree Nursing Home, Oldtown, Co. Dublin
The project comprised of a 53-bed nursing complex with 12 number bungalows and associated siteworks. The project had two main components. Firstly the existing manor house and nursing home and secondly the assisted-living housing units built on the nursing home grounds. The nursing home is designed to be spacious and well lit providing a healthy environment. It incorporates all residents’ facilities on a single level and provides enclosed private open space for the residents to enjoy. The accommodation provides 53 beds, a mixed reception, dayroom, storage and kitchen areas. The existing manor house has been utilised to provide nurses accommodation and management offi ces. The 12 sheltered housing units provide the facility for residents that wish to maintain their independence to a greater degree, with the added assurance of medical and nursing support.
The building incorporates a number of traditional and modern fi nishes. The use of brickwork, engineered brick plinths, and feature pigmented render is a consistent theme throughout. Additionally the use of a variety of modern finishes such as Nordic pine windows, concrete roof tiles, zinc cladding, and reconstituted stone parapets provided a unique style to the buildings. The use of low maintenance, high durability fi nishes provides the client with lower running costs. The site is originally a manor house and is enclosed by mature plant growth. The location is semi rural with is easy access to the M1 motorway and Dublin city.