Good progress made on Beeston Dementia-friendly Bungalows

Good progress made on Beeston Dementia-friendly Bungalows

09/07/20 - Work is progressing well on two dementia-friendly bungalows on the site of the former Beeston market.

The bungalows, on Willoughby Street were granted planning permission last year and have been specially designed to support the needs of those affected by dementia including:Dementia bunglows building progress

  • Open plan living with good visual connection of spaces
  • Covered entrance with improved security and observation
  • Large entrance hall with scope to park a wheelchair
  • Kitchen and dining area is integrated into the living area with good natural daylight
  • An external charging point for a mobility scooter is available in the secure area at the back of the property
  • Sheltered rear space allows enjoyment and activity outside
  • A raised area for planting encourages outdoor activity that will maximise sunlight exposure and the manufacture of vitamin D
  • All rooms, apart from the visitors’ WC, offer views for light and sense of orientation. Two storage rooms offer good capacity with zoning opportunity
  • Detailed design will address visual clarity, appropriate colours & contrasts, ergonomic handles/supports and a variety of visual keys
  • Heat pumps which are currently the most cost effective form of heating using electricity.  A heat pump will help reduce fuel bills (compared to other forms of electric heating) due to their high energy efficiency ratings when combined with the high levels of insulation and the underfloor heating system proposed.  In addition the provision of 2kw photovoltaic panels per bungalow will help contribute to achieving highly energy efficient dwellings.

The bungalows will also be fully wheelchair accessible and including a wheelchair compliant wet room and some lowered kitchen worktops for food preparation.

Councillor Teresa Cullen


“Everyone in Broxtowe should be able to live in a good quality home which meets their needs. “These 

new bungalows are making excellent use of a long term brownfield site and I’m really pleased that work is progressing on site so that two more families can be supported to live well with dementia,” said Councillor Teresa Cullen, Chair of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Housing Committee.Councillor Teresa Cullen

Vice Chair, Councillor Barbara Carr added: “Dementia affects so many people and it can be very challenging for those affected and their families to make their homes suitable for their care. Like our existing dementia bungalows in Eastwood and Beeston, we’ve worked closely with the architects to ensure they take these needs into account and can make their home lives as easy as possible.”

Councillor Barbara CarrCouncillor Barbara Carr

Broxtowe Borough Council pledged its support to people with dementia in 2014 by signing a Dementia Action Alliance Declaration to help local people ‘live well with dementia.’

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