A green prescription for assisted living
Situated within the Old Manor Hospital Conservation Area near Salisbury in Wiltshire, this proposal will convert and extend Llangarren House (a listed building), to accommodate 60-bedrooms for assisted living with associated landscape enhancements. Appointed to the project by Highwood Group, Influence reintroduced the principles of the historic Regency setting through a mix of formal and informal outdoor spaces designed to complement the architecture.
An ecological area adjoining the more formal landscape was set aside, the idea being to create a small woodland habitat that allows residents to connect with nature. A path with regular seating areas winds its way through the woodland, creating a tranquil haven where residents, visitors and staff can relax and reflect. This is what’s widely recognised as a ‘Green Prescription’. A specific woodland management plan was produced for new habitats including the reintroduction of coppicing techniques and piles of wood formed by materials cut on-site.
The project was completed in 2012.