‘Heathlands Integrated Health and Care Home’
Maarit Heinonen-Smith, Retirement Living & Senior Care Lead, IBI Group
The Heathlands Integrated Health and Care Home – a new care home for people with dementia and an intermediate care unit to prevent prolonged stay at the hospital was recently opened in Bracknell, Berkshire. It is the result of a five-year Joint Commissioning Strategy between Bracknell Forest Council, Frimley CCG and Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.
IBI Group led on all aspects of the design, providing architecture, landscape, and interior design services to deliver a 66-bed facility.
The design of the building is based upon the idea of a sensory journey, with a variety of colours and textures used for stimulating a particular sense such as sight, touch, smell or hearing.
The landscape architecture follows the same guidelines of inclusivity, bringing residents closer to nature.