A significant extension with an elegant classical feel
McGurk Architects for Corriewood Estates
Contract value: £5m
Cost per m²: £1,456
The architect has responded sensitively to the existing listed building and a spectacular site to produce a significant extension with an elegant classical feel, which respects the original building and enhances its setting while also providing a carefully considered model for elderly care.
Bedroom doors are individually coloured in soft pastel shades to help patients identify their own rooms. Ground floor rooms for those who so desire have direct access to small individual garden areas which are cultivated by the occupants. In contrast to the original Victorian building, the new work is predominately clad in dark brown brick. Elevations are pierced with regularly spaced, deeply recessed, two-storey panels with floor to ceiling glazing on each floor. Recessed floor spandrel panels are brick clad.
Northern Ireland Housing/ Residential Development of the Year