Art deco inspired care home scoops top design award


Colten Group’s art deco inspired Bourne View care home in Poole, Dorset has won the Knight Frank Care Home Design Award.

Colten Directors Rick Otten and George Colwell were presented with the award at Knight Frank’s annual Healthcare and Senior Living Property Dinner at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

Rick said: “This is the first time we have been nominated for a Knight Frank award so to make it to the final shortlist and then go on and actually win is amazing.

“The award honours the whole package of work involved in planning, designing, building and fitting out a beautiful care home.

“Many people were involved from inception, through construction, to interiors, landscaping and finishing. We’re thrilled to be recognised nationally.”

A judging panel of healthcare property experts favoured the home from a shortlist of four finalists because of the way it blends innovative design features for modern living with the highest levels of care provision, including 24/7 nurse-led care.

As with the Colten Group’s other 20 care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, Bourne View was built by the development and construction arm Colten Developments, and is operated by sister company Colten Care.

Rick added: “The award is testament to the success of a whole in-house team effort and the unique synergy we have in the private care home market in being the only operator to own, build and run its homes. The result is that we are able to build state-of-the-art facilities such as Bourne View which incorporate best practice and stand-out quality.”


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