Maples Care Home

Client: Churchgate Services

Architect: Churchgate Services

BREEAM: Very Good

Maples Care Home is a new £4.5m 75 bed care home which replaced an existing facility in Bexleyheath. The London Borough of Bexley required a BREEAM Very Good rating to be achieved and we worked with the Churchgate project team to embed these requirements into the design and final build. Unusually, nearly all proposed materials were A or A+ rated in the Green Guide resulting in lower embodied CO2. Attractive landscaping, simple services controls and natural ventilation through openable windows gives a homely feel to residents. A solar hot water system was installed in order to meet the planning requirement for renewables contribution.