Leading care home designer, DWA Architects, has hosted a Chinese government delegation at one of its projects.
The visit to the Victoria Care Centre in Royal Park, West London, which was organised by the Department of International Trade, followed extensive work by the York based company in China in recent years.
DWA Architects’ Ray Mortimer said: “It was a great opportunity to show them a successful care home that we have delivered in the UK and enhance our links in China. It’s a country we are confident of doing more work in, which is very exciting given the massive scale of some of the care villages in China that we have already been involved in.”
The designer’s work with Beijing-based partners TLD Design in China includes a care village in Shunde, Guangdon province which provides accommodation for 750 elderly people alongside 450 assisted living apartments, an 80-bed specialist memory care facility in Shangcai, Henan Province, and a flagship 400 room care home project in Xingcheng City, Liaoning Province.
Coco Kou, from the Department of International Trade’s Beijing office said: “The visit was informative and the centre is the first one the delegation has ever visited in the UK.”
Over the last 30 years DWA Architects has worked on over 400 care homes both throughout the UK and internationally and also specialises in residential and commercial projects.