• Mulberry House Nursing Home
  • Mulberry House Nursing Home
  • Mulberry House Nursing Home

Mulberry House Nursing Home

Blackheath, London

Award-winning 48-bed nursing home for chronically sick elderly people with wide-ranging physical and mental impairments, on a constrained site in Blackheath Conservation Area.

Rooms are grouped into house-scaled clusters around gardens and courtyard, with generous bay windows for each room, naturally lit circulation areas and natural materials to create intimate domestic character. Each room is given a clear identity and privacy threshold.

  • Client:
  • The Merchant Taylors' Company
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Healthgain (UK)
  • Price & Myers
  • Peter Deer & Associates
  • BPTW
  • Landscape Agency
  • Hannah Collins (artist)
  • Cost:
  • £3m
  • Status:
  • Completed 2002 (Phase 1)
  • Published:
  • The Independent
  • Building Design
  • 'New Architects 2' (Architecture Foundation)
  • Awards:
  • Civic Trust Award 2004 (Commendation)
  • “Designing to meet the needs of very frail elderly people requires great skill and sensitivity- qualities very clearly evident in this building. The Client and Operator were exacting in their requirements and the success of the project has been strongly endorsed by the DoH Inspectorate, who commended it as ‘exceptional’, and by the Civic Trust. It is a delightful building, serving particularly vulnerable people outstandingly well.”
  • John Penton MBE - Master (2003-4), The  Merchant Taylors’ Company