Mulberry House nursing home
Award-winning 48-bed nursing home for chronically sick elderly people who have wide-ranging physical and mental impairments, on a constrained site in Blackheath Conservation Area.
Rooms are grouped into small clusters around shared lounges with generous bay windows looking out into gardens and courtyards. All communal areas have robust natural materials and are naturally lit to create an intimate domestic character. Each room is given a clear identity and privacy threshold.
Client: The Merchant Taylors’ Company
Operator: The Ranyard Trust
Cost: £3 million (Phase 1)
Team: McDowell+Benedetti, Healthgain UK, Price and Myers, Peter Deer Associates, BPTW, The Landscape Agency, Hannah Collins (artist)
PublishedThe Independent, Building Design, 'New Architect 2' (Architecture Foundation)
AwardsCivic Trust Award 2004 (Commendation)