Great Oaks, a specialist residential, nursing and dementia care home in Bournemouth, has been crowned the winner of the Dorset Building Excellence Awards 2018 for Best Inclusive Building.

The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards celebrate achievements within the construction industry.  They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, as well as partnerships and individuals that exceed expectations.  Specialist development company, Quantum, were awarded the top position for Best Inclusive Building in recognition of its high standards of design, construction and workmanship for Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth.

The Dorset award for Best Inclusive Building recognises schemes that have gone beyond minimum design standards to ensure that the highest levels of inclusive design have been achieved; avoiding segregation and barriers to access.  The design and construction of Great Oaks demonstrates an inclusive scheme that goes beyond Part M of the Building Regulations and adopts a pan-disability/pan-impairment approach; incorporating the needs of a wide range of users.

Tyron Ebdon, Contracts Manager at Quantum, said, “I am very pleased that the architectural and construction teams have received recognition at the Dorset Building Excellence Awards for Great Oaks. The team’s creative solutions and professionalism resulted in a safe, sustainable and high-quality construction.  Winning the award for Best Inclusive Building has been a great opportunity to celebrate the innovative design and good practice.  We look forward to attending the LABC South West Building Excellence Awards on 20th April in Plymouth.”

Great Oaks is the latest addition of an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes, with two other care homes in Dorset and Hampshire. The 80-bed care home is fitted with state-of-the-art facilities, which are designed to enable staff to provide the highest standard of twenty-four hour, personalised care and ensure residents are comfortable and happy in their surroundings.

At the heart of its care culture, Encore is committed to providing respect, dignity and wellbeing to all residents. As a reputable employer, only the kindest and most qualified healthcare professionals are employed. Regular in-depth training and development programmes are also provided to all staff.

For more information please visit www.greatoaksbournemouth.co.uk or call 01202 087444 to speak to a member of the team, or to make an appointment to view Great Oaks.