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We have been working for over 10 years with The Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) to remodel their existing buildings and construct new accommodation which ensures the Order can provide the best possible care for elderly and terminally ill nuns.

Some of the early improvements included the refurbishment of the original Convent, which required balancing the retention of the many original features with the need to provide a safe care accommodation. A 1970’s Infirmary has also been refurbished and remodelled to create new bedrooms with en-suite facilities for both nuns and care staff.

One of the major projects undertaken involved the design of a new Dementia Care Centre, sympathetically designed to sit within the landscaped gardens without compromising the setting of the original Art Deco Convent. The centre, designed using the latest best practice dementia care guidance, features a large secured landscaped courtyard at its centre. The light spacious rooms have been carefully designed to ensure essential medical equipment does not dominate the space and the staff can respond quickly and effectively to all the patient’s needs. All 3 phases are interlinked by glazed walkways to create a combined facility for up to 40 residents and the support staff.


Location: Harrogate

Client: Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Construction Value: £4M

Status: Completed 2016

Role: Architect

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