Novum Design Award


Interior Design Category




Project Title

New Lodge

Project Function

HealthCare Design, Care Home and Extra Care Unit

Project Location

UK - New Earswick - York

Project Tags

Interior Design, Healthcare Design, Biophilic

Office Name

Diana Celella

Team Members

Diana Celella, Luigi Celella

Office Link


Drawing Room Interiors

Project Description

An over 55’s Healthcare development comprising of Care Home and Extra care unit, along with refurbishment of Listed Building.

This project brief was to achieve Stirling University Gold for Dementia Friendly Design, we therefore worked closely with Stirling University to achieve Gold status.

Located in a Garden Village, we have used a biophilic design concept. With bespoke designed Moss/bark wall and paneled Reception desk, the reception is designed to give a Wow Factor whilst still being dementia friendly and age appropriate. Creating an environment which enables the residents to be as independent as possible with more confidence and less accidents.

Using Evidence based Design research such as light reflectance values used throughout the building with flooring close in points to avoid sudden changes to aid aging eyes. Upholsteries are anti-Bacterial, anti-microbial and impervious, furniture ergonomically designed for the elderly.

Activities which relate to local area helping people with dementia to recall memories, such as a train carriage and Chocolate Factory area.

Quote from a 92 year old resident “I only wish I was younger so I could live here longer”.

Project Link

Image Credits

Paul Craig - Photographer - Drawing Room Interiors - Interior Designer

New Lodge


DESIGN SCORE:      /100



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