A recently opened specialist dementia care centre in Abergele, on which Patrick Parsons provided full multi-disciplinary engineering services, has been commended by the Shadow Health Minister for Clwyd West.
Darren Millar AM and the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, were given a tour of the £4M facility, which opened in November last year on North Wales Business Park, and applauded the state of the art facilities on offer.
Patrick Parsons were appointed by Fairway Care to provide civil, structural, M&E and geotechnical services and design work began on the 1.1 acre site in January 2012. The state of the art centre comprises four small households each catering to the needs of just 12 people living with dementia and designed to provide full security with maximum freedom by way of discrete safety features, hi-tech monitoring, and an integrated computer system. Patrick Parsons also collaborated with Union Architecture to produce a sensory garden and ‘snoozelem’, a room with various types of sensory equipment.
The project achieved BREEAM “Very Good” for care homes, and the mechanical services provided by Patrick Parsons were developed to comply with a sustainable approach to design. Particular emphasis was placed on energy efficiency, use of environmentally friendly materials and maximizing the use of renewable natural resources such as daylight, solar energy and free cooling techniques.