Plan for new luxury five-star nursing home overlooking the sea at Ardcavan on the outskirts of Wexford town

Kim J. Clark

A luxurious five-star nursing household with sheltered housing and services like a pool, steam rooms and a cinema in a exceptional round layout is planned on a web site overlooking the sea at Ardcavan, on the outskirts of Wexford city.

ergus Flanagan Architects have lodged a planning software with Wexford County Council on behalf of  Tom O’Connor for a 103-bed room nursing home and 32 sheltered housing units on a site positioned off the Wexford to Castlebridge Highway, to be constructed  in a number of distinct phases over an believed period of 24 months.

The 10-acre site is now in agricultural use and as it is found in the Slaney and Wexford Harbour catchment region or “zone of influence”, a Natura Impact Statement has been submitted with the application together with a preliminary screening report and a website traffic influence evaluation.

Fergus Flanagan whose organization designed the impressive project reported that from the outset, the clients wanted to build a nursing property “like no other”.

“Dismayed by the current nursing residences they visited they came up with a idea of creating a five-star nursing household for persons to get pleasure from and have dignity for the past remaining years  and months of their lives. They obtained the fantastic place on the edge of Ardcavan which offers panoramic views in excess of Wexford Bay.”

The land is beside Boland’s Ford garage and  the developer has now been granted preparing permission for a small business park at the front of the web-site, with the nursing property project earmarked for the interior part, overlooking the proposed Wexford to Curracloe Greenway.

Mr Flanagan said that when the picked out internet site is conveniently located to the east of the R741 primary artery road into Wexford city,  it is silent and tranquil and overlooks Burgess Bay with sights to the stop of the Raven Strand.

 The proposal is for two communities of sheltered housing to the north and south of the web-site with the primary nursing house situated at the centre of the improvement. The idea of the  internet site structure is to build compact communities of residences with straightforward entry to all the amenities of the main nursing house.

Each of the  houses features small covered terraces which permit the occupier to sit outside no matter of the weather conditions and encouraging social integration among the neighbours.

Mr Flanagan whose architectural corporation has workplaces in Wexford and Dublin, said  the primary principle was to provide a centralised courtyard that would be safeguarded fro the wind  while open up up to the pure movement of the sun. This is why the massing of the creating moves from a a few-storey creating to a single storey building.

The nursing residence normally takes gain of the magnificent sights by strategically locating the dining and working day rooms at higher amounts with views of the bay. In addition, a wedge-formed projected construction takes benefit of the bay views for a jacuzzi / smaller pool spot.

The structure was carefully thought of to make certain that even though all entrances and exits are secured, the proposed nursing  home will not really feel like a jail. This idea is additional resolved and enhanced in the reality that the making features initial flooring lined spill out terraces and roof gardens, all overlooking the central courtyard, supplying the impact of openness.

The nursing home includes generous dayrooms, remedy rooms, physical exercise rooms, a cinema, dining areas that neglect the sea, two jacuzzis, a compact pool location and a café / bar at the centre of the courtyard and all the bedrooms are roomy.

The architect claimed that for the customer, the project is not about the dollars but offering individuals choice in the final chapter of their life.

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