Fern House is an extra care and dementia unit in Bingley, West Yorkshire, developed by The Abbeyfield Society. Designed by Brewster Bye Architects the £10.4 million development was planned to both complement the existing streetscape and provide a wonderful living environment.
The 84,000 sq. ft. scheme was built by Bardsley Construction on the site of the former Bingley Hospital and includes 49 one and two-bedroom extra care apartments plus a residential suite consisting of 30 en-suite bedrooms to support people living with dementia. The development also features a restaurant, rooftop lounge, hair and beauty salon and courtyard garden areas.Senior’s timber and aluminium composite Hybrid range, installed by Aire Valley Architectural was chosen to give the scheme a domestic and homely feel. The Hybrid range combines the durability of aluminium externally with the environmental benefits of timber internally to give a natural look and feel.
The glazing package also featured Senior’s thermally efficient SF52 aluminium curtain wall and SPW 600 windows to help reduce heating costs and maintain a pleasant ambient temperature.
Fern House was a technically demanding construction project, but thanks to early engagement and collaboration between Senior’s Architectural Advisors and local specialist supply chain partners, Abbeyfield’s aspirations of providing the highest quality accommodation possible were achieved.
Brewster Bye Architects
The Abbeyfield Society
Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd