Woking Borough Council’s vision for Hale Court was to develop a high-quality, modern, sustainable, and purpose-built Living Facility emphasising independence, whilst providing aspects of extra care distinguishing the facility from typical residential care.
Woking Borough Council were keen to support a contemporary aesthetic whilst remaining sympathetic to the historic Old Woking High Street and adjacent listed buildings. They were also keen to meet environmental targets and deliver a sustainable scheme.
The scheme provides 48 Independent Living apartments along with combined communal, administrative and care facilities. Set across four storeys the apartments have been designed to exceed Nationally Described Space Standards and provide familiar accommodation that can be adapted to each resident’s needs.
The core design team were heavily involved throughout the project to ensure detailed consideration was given to the specification of products, including Extra Care Carpet, to ensure environmental targets were met whilst creating an inclusive and accessible scheme.
Steve Duffy Director at HNW, particularly liked the available colour bank stating “The complementary colours available allowed us to use multiple carpet ranges across each floor level. By maintaining a floor-by-floor colour theme this helped with resident orientation and wayfinding.”
The ranges selected from danfloor’s portfolio included Equinox Evolve; with its subtle design and antimicrobial yarn coating and the Economix and Evolution Collection, both of which are manufactured using the ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon yarn