Outstanding Pozzoni senior living schemes receive award nominations

Three innovative senior living schemes designed by Pozzoni Architecture, including Manchester’s Village 135, have been shortlisted at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

Nominated in the Care Village category, Village 135 provides 135 extra care apartments split across two buildings, connected via an enclosed glass footbridge and is widely regarded as a one of a kind development due to its on-site facilities and creative design.

The scheme includes a community hub with a café, hair and beauty salon, roof terrace and guest suites for over-night visitors, amongst other facilities to help encourage community integration and keep residents active and independent.

Village 135 creates the feel of a high-end residential development but benefits from 24-hour access to on-site support. It is also designed to meet Home for Life standards, meaning residents will not have to relocate in the future, should their care needs increase.



Pozzoni is delighted to also be nominated for its work on Castle Brook, an 84-bed care home in Warwickshire, which is shortlisted for best New Care Home, with Belong Morris Feinmann in Manchester, which comprises a 72-bed care home with an additional 13 independent living apartments, up for best Independent Living Scheme.

Both of these schemes follow an open-plan design with residents living in small households of between 12 – 14 people. At the heart of each household is a communal kitchen area where all meals are prepared, and residents can get involved in the cooking process if they so choose.

In response to the demographic of the local area, Belong Morris Feinmann also has an on-site Kosher café which is open to the public and is the first of its kind in South Manchester.

Castle Brook and Belong Morris Feinmann are both suitable for older people with dementia, physical disabilities and sensory impairments. Both incorporate best practice design to help residents understand their environment and easily navigate through the space.

Andrew Smith, director at Pozzoni Architecture, said: “As we face the challenges of an ageing population, it’s important that we look to design accommodation that can adapt to people’s changing care needs but ultimately create somewhere that feels homely and not institutional; all three of these shortlisted schemes do just that.


“Although there are key design differentiators between Village 135, Castle Brook and Belong Morris Feinmann, what they all have in common is that they’re designed to maximise independence whilst still giving people the flexible support they need.”

In its 19th year, the Pinders Awards recognise excellence in the design of care homes and retirement accommodation.

With over thirty years’ experience, Pozzoni has built up an impressive portfolio of public and private sector developments including commercial, education, healthcare, leisure, mixed-use, residential and senior living projects from its offices in Manchester and London.

January 16th — 2018