Creating a space for special care

Stanton Andrews was approached by the owners of this converted barn near Whalley, to create a more effective and usable space for their disabled teenage daughter, enabling significant improvements to her quality of life in the family home.

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Stanton Andrews proposed an extension to the converted barn which dates back the early 1900s. This was achieved by removing a redundant barn adjacent to the house and opening up an area to create a new space which included a day room, sensory area and therapy room for the client’s daughter as well as carer’s accommodation.

The new space was linked to the main house with a fully glazed walkway, and included a lift to enable their daughter access to the first floor – an area she had previously never been. The design ensured her bedroom, on the first floor, maximised on the lovely views over their garden and surrounding countryside.

A new carport was included in the design and planned with a covered walkway to the house. The design incorporated recommendations from a qualified healthcare design expert, to ensure an adequate under cover area was provided for making transfers between wheelchair and car.