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Cedar Court Dementia Care Housing, Downpatrick


Self-contained, wheelchair-accessible apartments: 12 for frail elderly people; 12 for dementia sufferers. Taylor & Boyd managed the responsible removal of asbestos from roof/internal walls of a previous building.

The three-storey block has a reinforced concrete podium deck at first floor level to accommodate overhangs and layout differences. Ground floors are a combination of suspended T Beam & Block and Precast Hollowcore units spanning between ground beams which are supported on traditional pad footings, some of which are on trench fill to suitable bearing strata. Existing care home demolished. Single storey areas are of a flat roof construction with timber joists supported on steel beams, resting on the inner leaf of cavity wall. Natural light maximised with large bay windows/roof lights. Wide corridors and low level glazing maximises sky visibility and daylight and natural light is maximized with the use of large bay windows and roof lights.

The scheme was a finalist in UK Housing Award – Development of the Year, Small Schemes, 2012.

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