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Abundant Grace Nursing Home

ECE Architecture delivered a new 67 bed flagship nursing home on a sensitive site on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

A detailed planning application was prepared and submitted by ECE on behalf of South Coast Nursing Homes, before being novated to the Contractor on a Design & Build Basis.

The new facilities were designed to meet South Coast Nursing Homes requirements to provide a new EMI home which is fully compliant with the Care Home for Other People National Minimum Standards: Care Homes Regulations.

The building was designed to replace a large former school building outside of the built-up boundary to Seaford and within the AONB setting of the South Downs National Park.

Liaising with Lewes District Council from the outset, ECE secured a Planning Permission resulting in a net increase in useable floor area on-site over the existing building of some 15,000sqft.

The home is designed to reflect a rural Sussex style, with feature timber boarding, render and clay roof tiles reflecting a barn-style of aesthetic. Features such as a clock-tower, glazed oak-framed porch, central open-air courtyard and ‘orangery’ conservatory add to the individuality and bespoke nature of the Nursing Home design.

Internally, the home benefits from a resident library, wellness room, bar, hairdressing salon and sensory room to aid the care of the residents, whilst each bedroom benefits from an en-suite wet-room bathroom. Outside, the home is set within mature landscaped gardens, hidden from surrounding development.