Gallese Design were part of a concept design team successfully appointed by the client to deliver a 75 bedroom Care 'home' for Linc Cymru Housing Association. The home was required to meet and expand the requirements of the licensing body CSSIW.
'Green' engineering and sustainable features have been incorporated into the project and Gallese Design were 'hands on' in this respect during the design and commissioning stages, providing practical advise and also experience at the final stages. Rainwater harvesting, solar thermal collection, low energy lighting and control strategy. In addition the bedrooms are all provided with controlled, filtered supply air with balanced extract from the washroom.
The Care Home is a three storey timber frame construction with zinc roofing, timber and render cladding built to the Building Regulations thermal values of Part L2A 2005. It has gas fired low surface temperature heating throughout, heat pump comfort cooling on all floors to the main lounge and dining areas and utilises the LG Art Cool Gallery mino VRF solution, which has received positive feedback from the carers. The comfort cooling is provided to provide heat relief during the summer months. Commercial sprinkler protection has been provided and there is low energy lighting throughout. A controlled mechanical ventilation strategy has been implemented complete with aroma input and microprocessor controlled high efficiency thermal wheel energy recovery - a first as far as we are aware for Care Homes.