Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), working closely with Wates, set out to build a new extra care village in the original Garden Village of New Earswick. This new community initiative will not only see the development of specialist care facilities, but will also bring improvements in the wider village, including new public spaces for play, leisure and sport.
JRHT, with the professional guidance of Interior Designer Diana Celella from The Drawing Room Interiors, wanted to maintain a link to nature, especially with the setting being within the original garden village, by incorporating a Biophilic design approach. In addition, JRHT also wished to obtain Stirling Gold for the care setting by applying Stirling Universities recommendations and principles throughout the scheme.
Therefore, carpets were an essential part of the overall design scheme, with special consideration being given to the flooring colours Light Reflectance Values (LRV’S).
New Lodge offers high quality accommodation with superb on-site facilities, including: guest rooms, laundry facilities and communal dining and lounge areas, giving all residents an opportunity to enjoy the company of family, friends and other residents.
A selection of colours from the Equinox Tones collection were selected for the reception and lounge areas to compliment the overall design schemes and to provide a suitable flooring solution for the circulation areas.
French Blue was specifically selected for the bedrooms, not only for its natural colour which sits well with the Biophilic design approach, but also as it’s LRV sat well with the adjoining wet rooms and offered a smooth transition from the bedroom to the bathroom.