Sector: Health, residential care
Darcy House is an ExtraCare scheme with a difference.
Utilising an existing land-locked and unused allotment site, the scheme comprises 36 one and two bed flats within a central block, built to ExtraCare standards, surrounded by 16 one and two bed roomed bungalows all set in a ‘HomeZone’ environment.
Featuring a ‘green’ bio-diverse roof, solar hot water and building mounted wind turbines; the scheme is a model of sustainable construction and is designed to meet several exacting standards.
Lloyd Worrall worked closely with them to ensure the Equality Act requirements were met, and the ironmongery worked in harmony with the surrounding environment. It was also important that the items supplied are seen to “earn their keep” in terms of life expectancy, low maintenance and high quality.
In a residential setting, the ironmongery must give a contemporary look and easily withstand the rigours of everyday life.
Stainless steel material was required as the satin finish is easy to maintain, looks good over time and requires virtually no maintenance.
Swing free closers were chosen to enable minimum inconvenience; folding letter cages to ensure the maximum opening width of the door is achieved and fully automatic wheelchair access for residents.