Stratford Court is a mixed care development just north of Salisbury town centre with provision for elderly and dementia care as well as social and community facilities. In addition to the typical rooms, which are above industry standards, there will also be care suites for more independent patients. The design includes the refurbishment of the existing Braemar Lodge care home and an adjacent new build care home, providing over 100 care bedrooms overall meeting and exceeding the best care standards.
The new building is designed in an Arts & Crafts language which sits respectfully in the street and this area of Salisbury. White render walls, slate roofs and stone window surrounds are composed in a traditional Voseyesque design language with large roofs wide windows and buttressed walls. Between the existing and proposed blocks there is a crisply detailed stone framed pavilion that picks up on the materiality of the Arts & Crafts buildings but translates this into a modern design language to provide contrast, emphasise the distinction between the existing and the new buildings and signify the entrance.
Our proposals received first time planning approval from Wiltshire Council and were backed by positive comments from the Urban Design Officer, who noted that the proposed development would respond positively to the existing townscape.