Stanley House, Herefordshire

Stanley House is a well-established facility providing accommodation for patients with a degenerative neurological condition and is nationally renowned for its care of service users suffering from Huntington’s disease.

Elysium identified a requirement to extend their existing facilities by providing an additional 20 beds and dedicated hydrotherapy suite to meet an increasing demand for the services offered. Elysium intended to build upon its strengths to become a centre of excellence and to be able to support a greater number of patients.

Securing planning permission for this development involved complex negotiations with the Council on account of the site’s myriad of constraints, namely landscape sensitivity and heritage. During pre-application discussions, officers made clear that only a building of exceptional architectural and design quality would be acceptable in this location.

The approved scheme provides a strong connection to the site’s history and surrounding character by reintroducing a former orchard, creating dedicated footpath trails and green roofs, designed to evoke the traditional Oast houses of the region.

Client consideration and operational need was particularly important, ensuring that the scheme can offer flexible accommodation to meet the changing healthcare needs of service users all within a therapeutic landscape utilising local rural vernacular.

Officers complemented Q+A’s commitment and approach at managing this application, viewing this as a development that truly raises standards and once built will add to the country’s growing portfolio of excellent and exemplar schemes.

For any further information, or general enquiries, please contact Tom Hallett.

Stanley House, Bosbury, Herefordshire
Elysium Healthcare Ltd

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