Maryfield Court Manchester

Project Scope:

Working closely with Active Pathways, ACA+I have produced a feasibility study for the extension and refurbishment of a sheltered housing complex to become a Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Facility.

The development comprises of a central hub with communal facilities, 15 rehabilitation apartments and an 8 bed low secure unit.The design achieves a welcoming and reassuring atmosphere where staff can spend time engaging with residents. The facility is designed to offer a familiar and homely appearance. The internal environment will use all of the senses to guide, familiarise and calm the residents in the following ways:

-Sight is engaged as residents look out to motivational yet calming external spaces.

-Smell/taste is stimulated as dining is at the core of the building, inviting residents in.

-Touch is considered by the use of different textures and finish materials within the building to provide appropriate atmospheres and define different areas.

-Hearing is considered by the use of sound-absorbing materials, which provide a calming atmosphere and place of well being.

Project Specifications

Location: Manchester

Client: Active Pathways

Year: 2014

Status: In Development

Project Type: Extension/Refurbishment

Project Value: £2m


What Our Client Says

“I really enjoyed working with Alessandro, who demonstrated a genuine passion for his profession. Alessandro is a person of high integrity and is respectful of the many people who make up the project team. He strives for a genuine understanding of the customer needs and delivers on their expectations.”

Andrew Frankel-Caine – Head of Operations, Active Pathways