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Gold Standard Audit for Fremantle Court

Posted by on December 11, 2014

Hunters' work at Fremantle Court in Stoke Mandeville has been recognised with a gold standard from Stirling University on Dementia Design.

Stirling University's Dementia accreditation is a highly-respected independent audit that assesses environments used by people with dementia.

Its gold standard is the top rating possible and is given for meeting a series of criteria in design and operations specifically for people with dementia.

Fremantle Court is a flagship 90-bed care home that Hunters designed for the Fremantle Trust. It has a country hotel feel, and is arranged around Households of 15 split into groups of seven or eight residents.

Hunters broke down wall barriers using slatted timber screens and floating bookcases, allowing residents visual access whilst retaining defined spaces.

The scheme was designed by James Wallace in consultation with the Fremantle Trust.

"We worked very closely with the client and the contracting team to ensure our design vision would provide a high quality environment for dementia residents whilst remaining homely and personal," James said. "Achieving the gold standard requires attention to detail from all team members who have worked hard to make this scheme a success. I am very pleased it has been recognised by the Stirling auditors as an exemplar home."

He added: "The Fremantle Trust should be credited as an organisation with real ambition. Modern buildings like Fremantle Court improve the quality life for residents, their families and their staff."