The David Walker Centre is a purpose-built care home with 48 suites for residents. The Centre has a restaurant, café, hairdressing salon, gym and reception area, all designed around a central “street” that has views out to the landscaped gardens. haa design was responsible for all aspects of interior design. This covered all spaces and achieved a subtle blend between practicality and style, and aimed for the highest standards of facilities.
The 48 suites have been designed for accessibility by all types of users within the parameters set by current care standards. Clever use of signage and memory boxes aids users with dementia. The subtle, contemporary and co-ordinated colour palette throughout ensures the spaces are suitable for all age groups including the visually impaired. It also lends itself to a relaxing atmosphere for staff, users and visitors. ‘Spa-like’ assisted bathrooms and spacious lounges supplement the suites with the continued use of robust materials and finishes necessary for a care home.