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Otley Care Home

Client: LNT

Location: Westgate, Otley LS21 3AT

Size: 3,056m2

Project Start: August 2022

Our Scope: Perform an Initial technical BREEAM review of LNTs latest Model Care Homes, Perform a BREEAM In Use (BIU) V6 Assessment on an LNT latest Model LNT Care home

The Wharfeside Care Home at Otley is the latest care home design that provides accommodation for up to 66 residents plus auxiliary spaces for lounging, entertainment, hygiene and medical treatments as required over 3 storeys. The care home has been constructed in the plan format of a crescent and has been specifically designed to provide a dementia friendly space throughout.

The care home is located just on the edge of Otley town centre and is part of wider development which includes new and refurbished retail units whilst overlooking the River Wharfe. The Care Home is constructed in a mixture of stonework with feature panels Cedral horizontal cladding panels with and slate tiled roof.

Envision offered two key services towards this project:

⦁ An initial technical BREEAM Care Home review to analyse and address how LNT’s latest care home design aligns with BREEAM New Construction standards.
⦁ Completion of a BIU V6 Assessment on a flagship care home to create a design framework on how LNT homes should be delivered moving forward.

  • By conducting a thorough technical BREEAM care home review Envision were able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the new design model and were able to highlight that with only a few minor alteration to the specification, the latest design model care homes could achieve at minimum a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard against the BREEAM New Construction criteria, as long as the location dependent factors are also achieved.
  • Prior to engagement with Envision, LNT had never managed to completed a BREEAM assessment through to Post-Construction Stage and had at best achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’ for the design against older standards. Off the back of this Envision produced a report which showed a clear pathway of what would need to occur for BREEAM to be streamlined into standard practice for LNT’s care home procurement moving forward.
  • Secondly, Envision also conducted a BIU V6 assessment on the most recently constructed LNT care home at the time, The Wharfeside Care Home in Otley, and by working with the team at LNT, Envision were able to deliver LNTs and the UKs first, and currently only, BREEAM-In-Use ‘Outstanding’ building in the supportive housing category.

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