Sandringham is a senior living and care campus on a wooded, greenbelt site in Stanmore. It includes a 64-bed care home with 48 independent-living flats, 16 assisted living suites, dementia day centre services and the Ronson Family Community Centre. The campus explores the concept of sociality – people doing things together with varying degrees of involvement – while providing intimacy and privacy.
Sandringham is a townscape in itself, with generously sized nursing care bedrooms clustered around shared social and learning facilities, including a restaurant, post office, hair salon, exercise studio and treatment and dining rooms. This idea grew out of necessity: its location is far from transport links and urban centres supported an increase in footprint for a therapeutic social campus.
Care rooms and flats are designed with generous and even distribution of daylight, and direct access to outdoor space. The campus includes accessible and ecologically rich landscaping and is designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and BREEAM Very Good standard.
Sandringham is one of a handful of UK schemes pursuing an inclusive approach to accommodating people with dementia. The Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling reviewed and supported the scheme preplanning, highlighting key features including inviting, sociable spaces; direct outdoor access; even daylighting and personalisation of doors.
PTE provided a full service from concept to detailed planning permission and was quality monitor for the delivery.