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Adapting + extending a home for a child who sustained injuries as a result of clinical negligence.

Our client, JT sustained injuries as a result of clinical negligence. He has significant mobility issues and has gone on to develop "Lennox Gastaut Syndrome", a rare form of intractable epilepsy with cortical visual impairment, severe/profound intellectual disability and motor disability.

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Project Specifications
Inclusive Design
In Progress
Key Build Features:
Carers accommodation
Hydrotherapy
Single Storey
Therapy room
Wheelchair accessible

We were instructed by JT's mum and solicitor to adapt and extend a property that would be safe, practical and accessible. JT suffers severe epilepsy and a key part of the design is ensuring his mum can see him at all times.

A main priority for the client's mum, was for him to be able to be upstairs with her, so access to the first floor has been included in the design.

A day room extension off the kitchen will provide ample daylight, so JT can enjoy the surrounding countryside. The property will also include a hydrotherapy room for physiotherapy and a therapy room with ceiling hoists for ongoing therapy. There will be a ground floor specialist bathroom for ease of changing when entering the home, along with ample storage for wheelchairs.

What we did

+ Received planning permission for side extension and rear extension
+ Accommodation Report
+ Received building regs approval
+ Contract admin role to be undertaken by France+Associates

Accessibility Features

+ Therapy Room
+ Wheelchair Accessible
+ Lift
+ Carers Accommodation
+ Level access to all main areas
+ Hydrotherapy Pool (to be built at a later date)
+ Specialist bathroom
+ Specialist bedroom
+ Ceiling hoists 

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