Hale End Court - Extra Care

The Award-Winning Hale End Court Extra Care development is a unique housing scheme designed to meet the needs of frail or vulnerable people living in Woking. Woking Borough Council in collaboration with Willmott Dixon and HNW Architects set out to carefully design and deliver a supportive and sustainable independent living scheme.


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

“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.”


HNW Architects specifically selected several ranges from danfloor’s Carpet Collection which enabled the creation of a beautiful, homely and inclusive interior. As a result, the building and its interior schemes have received positive feedback and have won the SECBE Constructing Excellence’s ‘Building Project of the Year’ over £10m award.

This Extra Care Carpet Collection also offers the following outstanding performance features:

  • Antimicrobial yarn treatment – All the ranges include Bi-Ome®, an innovative antimicrobial treatment designed to kill harmful bacteria, including those that can cause MRSA and E-coli. It has also proven its effectiveness against SARS-COV-2.
  • Extreme durability – The Economix and Evolution Collection are certified to British Standard classification 33 “Heavy Commercial Use” enabling them to withstand high volumes of foot and wheeled traffic and intense commercial cleaning.
  • Appearance retention – Manufactured using solution-dyed Nylon and Polypropylene yarns, the collections offer a locked-in colourfast system that ensures superior colour and light-fastness.
  • Sustainable Yarn – The ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon yarn produced through this process has the same high quality and technical performance as those made from virgin raw materials, the big difference is that it is much more sustainable.
  • Spill safe – All of the selected carpets have an integral protective membrane, preventing liquid spills from penetrating through to the subfloor, reducing contamination, fungal growth and unpleasant odours.
  • Naturally sound-absorbent – Our carpets achieve more than 28dB reduction in sound impact levels, which creates a
    “therapeutic environment” where people can relax and communicate effectively.
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