Architecture Rowcroft Hospice

Project type

Later Living & Care

What we did



Rowcroft Hospice


Torquay, Devon



Tenure mix

Mixed tenure


Winner - Project Award - Housing Design Awards 2023
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An exciting development which proposes to enhance and extend an existing hospice, to deliver an extended community of hospice care, a dementia and complex needs nursing home and assisted living.

Located on a challenging hilltop site, at the heart of the scheme is the remodel of a current inpatient unit, which will see the number of beds increase from 12 to 14. Concept designs are based on creating an environment that reflects a family home, while giving patients and their families even greater independence, privacy and choice during those precious moments together. This includes single rooms with en-suite facilities that can incorporate the very latest specialist equipment, family accommodation and a café.

The development of the hospice site also includes plans to support the ageing population of Torbay. A 60-bed, purpose-built specialist dementia and complex needs nursing home will enable Rowcroft to meet the wider care needs of the community.

The final part of the project is the development of elderly living accommodation and community facilities such as allotments, a village hall and a nursery. Creating opportunities for recreational activities and providing intergenerational connections are at the forefront of the initial concepts.

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