Lambourne Drive,

Wollaton, Nottingham

Particular sensitivity, care and thought was required in this design process because of neighbouring properties


  • New 37 bed nursing home
  • Design allowing for maximum staff facilities, bedrooms and roof space
  • Complicated structure of roof design overcome by adding steel work to all floors
  • 2 storey elevation to the rear and mansard roof/dormer windows, taking into account the local residents houses of an early 1920 period with mansard roofs
  • Heating provided throughout the development via low surface temperature radiators
  • All bedrooms have connected toilet or shower room with additional communal bathrooms
  • Lift, fully integrated call system, kitchen and laundry among other facilities

Client: Medina View
Architect: Sutherland Craig LLP
Structural Engineer: Howard Ward Associates
Value: £1m


  • Heating provided via low surface temperature radiators
  • Facilities include a lift, fully integrated call system, kitchen and laundry
  • Roof space used for staff facilities and bedrooms
  • Steel work added to all floors. Supported from the steel, the upper floor structure was created using pre-cast concrete beam and block flooring
  • Roof design created loading issues
  • A build sympathetic to both the environment and the community
  • Designed with mansard roof and dormer windows to match neighbouring properties from the 1920’s


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