Lydia Eva Court Architecture, Engineering

Lydia Eva Court, in Great Yarmouth, is a ground breaking £7m Dementia Care scheme which draws upon cutting edge research and European precedents.

The scheme challenges perceptions of mainstream dementia care housing and its common institutionalised feeling by creating a place that embraces the resident, and provides an environment that supports, empowers and enriches.

Amenities include a hair salon with visiting hairdresser and a large roof terrace. A café at the front of the home has been designed as a “destination” where visitors and residents can enjoy time together with families and friends.

 

Our team built upon the principles of the HAPPI (Housing our Aging Population: Panel for Innovation) report and research from the Stirling University Dementia Services Development Centre to define key design principles focused on improving resident well-being.

As a result the building provides apartments which are generously proportioned, of enduring quality and spiritually uplifting. The client is also able to deliver a more personable service to residents in spaces that reflect a familiar domestic scale and feel.