LABC building excellence awards 2021
A care home in Warwick has received national recognition after claiming a major construction industry prize.
Woodside Care Village, run by Warwickshire care home charity WCS Care, has been named winner of ‘Best Purpose Built Accommodation’ at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards 2021 at a ceremony in London.
The £7.5 million care home was constructed by midlands-based Deeley Construction and designed by Warwick-based Robothams Architects.
Completed in 2019, the care home offers a village-style experience for 72 adults including people with mobility needs, dementia and hearing loss.
Woodside Care Village features cutting edge circadian lighting and night time acoustic monitoring technology, along with its own spa, hair salon, cinema, shop, launderette, and gardens with a bike track, outdoor gym equipment and water features, all arranged around an outdoor plaza that’s like a typical village square.
The national award comes after the care home took home the regional West Midlands prize in 2021, with Woodside Care Village one of three schemes to be shortlisted for the national prize.
Eleanor Deeley, joint managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “We are very proud to have worked with WCS Care to deliver their high tech, innovative care home in Warwick.
“At the Deeley Group we believe in the power of community and improving the communities we are part of, and this care home will continue to improve the quality of life for residents for many years to come.
“This is a fantastic scheme that was delivered for WCS Care through great partnerships with Robothams and Waldeck. It is great recognition for our dedicated team to win this major national award.”
Ed Russell, Chief Executive of WCS Care, said: “We’re delighted that Woodside Care Village has been recognised for its innovative design and construction nationally by winning LABC’s People & Place Award for New Housing – Best Purpose Built Accommodation.
“A huge thank you to everyone involved in building and designing the care home including Deeley Group, Waldeck, CLB and Robothams Architects, as well as our staff and residents, who’ve made it a fantastic place to live and work.
“Design is fundamental to supporting us with our approach to care and we’ve challenged typical thinking about what a care home looks like. It means we’re able to really focus on quality of life, providing plenty of opportunities for people to continue enjoying what they’ve always done.”