Hadrian Healthcare shortlisted for International Design Award

A £600,000 Hadrian Healthcare refurbishment project has been shortlisted for an International Design Award.

The Manor House care home in Barnard Castle, County Durham is a finalist in the Society of British and International Design (SBID) International Design Awards.

Jas Gill, Managing Director of Hadrian Healthcare, said: “We’re absolutely delighted The Manor House is a finalist in these prestigious awards.

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“The Manor House has always had a warm and welcoming feel and for the refurbishment we wanted to retain that whilst giving the main areas fresh, open plan layouts to increase the social space and to make the most of the views to the gardens.

“As well as the structural changes we have elegant new bespoke panelling, soft furnishings and furniture. The refurbished areas blend seamlessly with the original timeless design, and our residents and staff are enjoying living and working in the new surroundings.”

The refurbishment was designed and managed by luxury retirement specialist Bernard Interiors who also designed the original interior of the home in 2009.

The scheme created a cafe bar which serves as a social hub for residents, families and friends in the home’s main reception lounge.

A new combined foyer and lounge in a dementia suite has created a lighter, airier space whilst retaining a domestic scale for residents to feel comfortable and relaxed. Informal activity areas such as the pantry and nursery have also been redesigned.

Jen Bernard, Managing Director of Bernard Interiors, said: “It has been a pleasure to revisit The Manor House for this project. It was a real cumulative effort from our small but outstanding team and we take great pride in having reached this stage of the SBID awards.

“For Bernard Interiors it goes beyond just the aesthetic, it’s about creating a positive impact on the end user and how the spaces are used by the people that live and work in them. We are very much looking forward to the awards later this year.”

You can vote for The Manor House at http://bit.ly/2ibZMs8. Voting closes on Friday 25 August at 5pm.

Another Bernard Interiors’ project is also a finalist in the ‘residential house under £1M’ category of the awards.

The award winners will be announced in October at a ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel, London.

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