Bon Secours Care Village Cork Expansion
The existing Bon Secours Care Village at Mount Desert is an award winning facility of outstanding quality, however it faced an increased demand for admissions and hence began the vision for the expansion. We were approached to design a 36-bed extension to the Care Village, which needed to fit seamlessly into the existing site and fabric of the building to create one single entity.
The building is located on a sloping site to the north of the Lee Road, a couple of miles west of Cork City. The site is approx. 3.6 hectares, set amongst a mature woodland. The most striking site attributes are the sloping topography, the wooded backdrop and the superb views of the river valley and city beyond. The site has a wonderful identity and provides an ideal environment for a modern bright and serene nursing home integrated into the landscape. The unusual geometry of the building was born of the specific site constraints and the aim to maximize the views and access to natural light.
The restaurant, activities room, staff and storage facilities were also expanded to support the additional residential accommodation.
Photos by Ros Kavanagh