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Oaken Holt House, Farmoor, Oxfordshire

Set within 23 acres of parklands in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, Oaken Holt is a Victorian country estate offering residential and nursing care of the very highest standard.

Date
2016

Client
Caring Homes

Value
£4.5 million


 

This new addition to the campus, Witham House, is a 40 bed specialist dementia care facility. It has been designed to create a tranquil environment taking full advantage of the stunning location against a backdrop of ancient woodland. Working with the client team the design was been developed to create a safe and easily managed home with a wide range of facilities for the residents and the staffincluding activity rooms, lounges and dining rooms, a cinema and salon.

From the inside

 

 

 Working with a palette of traditional materials and details the building will complement the original house and unify the range of modern additions. A carefully considered landscape design creates high quality and safe sensory gardens for the enjoyment of the residents.

 

 

 

The landscaping around the building has been developed to help  embed the building in the landscape, establishing new oak trees and encouraging native plant species.

 

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The Challenge

To build a new self-contained residential care home on a challenging steeply sloping site, with the backdrop of ancient woodland and in the context of a Victorian country manor house.

The Solution

To carefully re-profile the topography and work with the protected landscape to enable the new building to bed into the setting. Selecting materials, details and an architectural language which resonates with the historic buildings on the site.

The Outcome

The completed building completes the group of historic buildings working with the landscape to create a series of enjoyable tranquil spaces both inside and outside the building enabling the residents to enjoy the rural setting.