Woodland care home planned for disused Dundee hospital
March 11 2020
The former Liff Hospital in Dundee has been chosen to play host to a 70-bedroom care home under new plans filed by ADP Architects on behalf of Consensus Capital.
Liff Care Home will sit within a broader residential redevelopment of the hospital grounds on a secluded site surrounded by mature woodland, forming part of a broader masterplan for the grounds.
Finished in buff-pink brick in a nod to the B-listed Greystanes House the care home maintains a vernacular aesthetic of pitched roofs and gables with limited use of pre-cast concrete to define entrance areas and hard landscaping.
In a design statement, ADP wrote: “Each residential wing is set under a pitched roof with north-south gable ends reflecting the Liff hospital principle elevation facing the site.
“Bedroom dormers are set into the perimeter elevations with an alternative bedroom elevation facing the internal garden producing an asymmetric gable elevation. The linking east-west block is kept to a flat roof, reducing the bulk of the elevation facing the Liff apartments as well as potentially allowing for the incorporation of south-facing PV’s.”
Designed to provide a homely environment for occupants the care home will offer independent access to outdoor spaces including secure communal gardens, roof gardens and balconies to make the most of its scenic setting.