The Lakes Care Centre

South Cerney, Gloucestershire

Using our sector expertise to design a fantastic new specialist home environment, for long term client The Order of St John Care Trust, to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia

Designed and built using a BIM Level 2 coordinated design model, and delivered to Stirling ‘Gold’ standard for dementia design, The Lakes Care Centre is one of eight care projects delivered for long term client, the Order of St John Care Trust. It offers compassionate, individualised residential and nursing care for up to 64 residents living with dementia.

Every resident has access to a comfortable and homely household living area, including a beautifully furnished lounge and sitting room, kitchen and dining room. From spacious bedrooms, lake views and stylish en-suite ‘wet room’ bathrooms to the thoughtfully landscaped gardens, The Lakes Care Centre offers an outstanding home environment.


  • Client:

    The Order of St John Care Trust

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  • Location:

    South Cerney, Gloucestershire

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  • Programme:

    60 weeks

Residents can enjoy the social activities going on every day in the central communal areas including a hairdressing salon, coffee shop, outdoor terrace and cinema/entertainment room. The comfortable garden lounge and coffee shop on the ground floor are a perfect place to meet family and friends.

Located within the Cotswold Water Park, the building is of traditional masonry construction with ‘New England’ style weatherboarding to suit the local vernacular.

The internal layout has been developed using our ‘Stepcare’ design concept enabling a far quicker procurement process, resulting in a much improved programme from inception, to start on site, and eventual handover, which was successfully achieved, to programme.

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