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Silksworth Extra Care Sunderland

Project Specifications

Location: Silksworth, Sunderland

Client: Abbeyfield

Year: 2017

Status: Complete

Project Type: Interior Design Fit out

Project Value: £10m

Project Scope

ACA sensitively designed a modern and refreshing extra care apartment, tailoring it to aid couples, where one of them may be experiencing early-onset symptoms of Dementia or similar.

The design takes into consideration the rich, fulfilled lives that people have experienced and provides a respectful and dignified place to live. The is steeped in culture and art. Consequently, art pieces from a local artist have been installed to create visual reminders and trigger memories.

Materials have been thoughtfully selected to provide a calming atmosphere. Furniture and equipment with different functions are highlighted in different colours to aid the day-to-day obstacles people may experience. Colour selections for the extra care apartment were inspired by iconic paintings of the local surroundings. Floral prints on curtains provide an extra element of visual stimulation.

Teresa Gore – Senior Development Manager at Abbeyfield


Once again, I have to report how pleased and reassured I have been to work with Alex and his team over the past year. Alex is always exceptional in terms of interpreting briefs, recommending the best products and placement to convey a sense of warmth and luxury whilst meeting practical needs and proactively solving any problems / difficulties as soon as these arise. Everyone on the ACA team is very personable and approachable and they work with the utmost professionalism and diligence. I have recommended your services to colleagues and others and will continue to do so. Many thanks.