What We Did
Broughton House is the only home for ex-servicemen and women in the North West and has seen operational service for more than 100 years.
As the facility is no longer fit for purpose, the Broughton House Charity felt it was time to make way for a new home that would provide a wider range of accommodation, services, support and rehabilitation for the Veterans and their families.
The redevelopment of the two-acre site is being carried out in phases to minimise disruption to those currently living at Broughton House.
Gilling Dod Interiors are delighted to be working alongside the Charity in developing the interior design for the new Veterans Care Village. This prestigious development includes a care home for 65 residents, where accommodation is arranged in households, incorporating specialist dementia and nursing units, with shared ancillary spaces and an outpatient’s community hub. Each floor of accommodation has an activity room, a lounge, a kitchen and a balcony. The Village also includes 25 extra care apartments, all with their own private external space.
On the ground floor is a café for residents, their families, staff and the general public, together with the Broughton House museum, reception area, hair salon, physiotherapy treatment rooms, conference facilities, Armed Forces support hub and gymnasium.
The interior design concept was based around subtle references to both the military and industrial heritage of the local area, with reference to this in the materials and textures chosen. The contemporary design style is complemented with homely accessories and a high-quality finish throughout. The strength of the Broughton House identity is carried through internally, ensuring a bespoke solution and real ‘sense of place’. A purpose-built archive exhibition area in the main reception displays items from the building and its residents’ rich past.
Externally there will be a memorial park with a cenotaph, remembrance walls and landscaped gardens featuring an all-weather bowling green and a bandstand.