New Fairfield Reaches Completion
Fairfield, a new contemporary residential care home for the elderly in the North Oxford Conservation Area, was successfully completed at the beginning of May 2018.
Extremely positive feedback has been received from both client and from the public visiting during Open Days.
The original Fairfield Residential Home was established in 1947 and occupied a former large family house, originally built in 1863. When the existing building no longer met the client’s needs, Fairfield’s brief to Oxford Architects was to provide a replacement 38-bed modern residential home set within the large garden to the rear of the original building.
Our design for Fairfield, set in beautifully landscaped gardens with mature trees, is conceived as a series of pavilions, stepping down in height and connected by glazed links to minimise the visual impact of the building within its residential neighbourhood. Layout, materials and colours have been selected to create a stimulating, yet relaxing and comfortable environment that looks and feels like a comfortable hotel whilst meeting the functional needs of a care home, thus promoting the wellbeing of residents, staff and visitors.
Fairfield offers a range of facilities, such as a coffee lounge, hairdressing, spa, treatment room, library with state of the art IT corner, arts & crafts suite, quiet room, dining and lounge rooms, spaces for social gatherings, as well as its own dedicated kitchen. Residents’ accommodation comprises en-suite single bedrooms or couple suites, created in four colourways to provide a variety of choice.
Combining a modern, high-quality building with the very best in care, Fairfield is set to meet the expectations of the new aging generation.
The Oxford Architects’ team consisted of Nicholas Caldwell, Brian Donnelly, Jeannine Bäker-Wilson, Tasos Rozos and Marcin Kruszelnicki.
Bidwells provided Project Management, Structural Engineering was by AKS Ward, Mechanical and Electrical Design was carried out by Ridge and Interior Design by Homesmiths.
The design and build contractor was Kingerlee.