Project Overview

Client: Magenta Living
Estimated Value: £3.5 million
Completed: July 2020


The Barncroft, Extra Care development provides 21 apartments for over 55’s incorporating a Dementia friendly design with landscaped gardens, delivered in partnership with Magenta Living. Located in Pensby on the Wirral the scheme addresses the demand for over 55s accommodation in the Borough.

Project Information

The aesthetic finish of the new Extra Care building is in-keeping with the neighbouring Pensby Hall, whilst the gardens surrounding the development have been designed as a social space to improve mental and physical well-being for residents.

Additionally, Barncroft Extra Care includes a shared lounge, an assisted bathroom and a garden room. Residents will benefit from a range of 24 hour on-site support services, with flexible care packages available to suit individual needs. The scheme has been designed by Manchester-based Pozzoni, an architecture practice with specialist experience in the creation of dementia friendly environments.

The two storey building has been constructed using traditional masonry with block and facing brick. The roof consists of trussed rafter twin ridge roof, slated with reconstituted slates and stone capping parapet walls. Externally, the building is surrounded by slabbed terraces and paving walkways running onto a rubberised SUDS path, meandering through the gardens to create an inclusive, high quality development.

“This latest development underlines our strategic goal of building new homes. We’re working hard to meet a variety of housing needs across the Wirral and beyond, and catering to the needs of people over 55 is a key focus for us. As we deal with the challenges posed by an ageing population, it will become increasingly important to have high-quality supported housing developments like Barncroft available”

–  John Siddell, Head of Development at Magenta Living 


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