Specifier Review
Opening the door to dementia care doesn’t prove an enigma at Bletchley

Opening the door to dementia care doesn’t prove an enigma at Bletchley

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A unique development in the historic location of Bletchley Park, Flowers House is a new scheme of 34 specially designed flats that provide assisted living for dementia sufferers.

Reynaers window and door systems are used extensively throughout the development which was brought about by a ground-breaking partnership between Aragon Housing, a subsidiary of Grand Union Housing Group, and Milton Keynes Council assisted by a successful application for £2.3m grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Designed by architects CMYK (Planning & Design), Flowers House provides a safe, secure environment, giving families peace of mind, yet in an unobtrusive way. It incorporates a number of key features such as memory shelves, colour coded flooring and individually coloured doors, all designed to assist residents with orientation throughout the building. The environment is designed to stimulate occupants and deliver life-changing support to sufferers of dementia and their families.

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The high specification building facilitates maximum independence and individual apartments all have a fitted kitchen and wet room, while a specialist dementia care trained team provides 24 hour, individually tailored care and support where needed. Several of the flats have dual occupancy, allowing partners to stay together.

Complementing the clean, modern lines of Flowers House, Reynaers ES 50 window and door systems combine aesthetic design with energy efficiency and ease of operation. Highly functional frames with hidden fittings and opening vents facilitate elegant looks.

Large floor to ceiling windows are a feature on communal areas maximising unobstructed light penetration into the heart of the building adding to the bright, light interior design.

All external doors on the building are Reynaers Vision 50 door systems in single and double door configurations. Suitable for high usage in busy areas they offer stylish design combined with excellent performance and low threshold solutions.

Main contractor on the project was Bellcross Homes and the fabricator was London Architectural Glazing Ltd.

Further details are available from: Reynaers Limited, Tel: 0121 421 1999, or email: reynaersltd@reynaers.com , website: www.reynaers.co.uk .