Broughton House

Date Complete 2020
Location UK England
Client Broughton House
Architect Levitt Bernstein Associates

Project summary

Broughton House Veterans Care Village is a registered charity care home for British ex-servicemen and women, located in Salford. Previously a merchant’s villa which opened during the First World War, Broughton House is located within a two-acre site off Park Road in Broughton, residing close to the Prestwich border. It caters for the needs of ex-members of the armed forces and former service employees by providing support and residential care.

The redevelopment provides complete holistic services required by veterans and their families in one dedicated site. It contains 64 nursing home bedrooms with a dedicated dementia wing, 34 independent and assisted living apartments, as well as a military support hub with accompanying advice centre. Ancillary facilities include a gym, treatment rooms, café, hair salon and meeting rooms and areas to park and charge mobility scooters. Externally, there is a memorial park with a cenotaph, remembrance walls and landscaped gardens featuring an all-weather bowling green and a bandstand. The building works were phased to enable the existing care home functions to remain in function during the development.

Sandy Brown provided a complete acoustic assessment of the design including noise ingress to the development from existing environmental noise sources such as road traffic, as well as sound insulation within and between apartments, sound insulation between apartments and communal areas and building services noise and vibration. Recommendations were provided for acoustic finishes in common areas.