Convent redevelopment was a challenge for PRP designers

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Building a 37-bedroom nursing home within the footprint of existing Grade II listed buildings required specialist knowledge and a breadth of skills. PRP architects rose to the challenge. A £4 million new build nursing home and convent refurbishment project designed by PRP Architects is nearing completion. The project is being carried out for the Catholic order The Poor Servants of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Convent in Brentford, Middlesex. A large 1950s chapel, which was no longer used to its full capacity, and an adjoining infirmary where 24-hour care was provided for 12 frail elderly women, have been demolished to provide the site for a new dual registered care home linked to a new smaller chapel. The main contractor is Lacey Simmons. The new nursing home will have 37 bedrooms with en-suite facilities and generous communal and ancillary accommodation. PRP architect Roger Battersby said the key motivating factor behind the development was the need to re-provide existing care home and nursing accommodat

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