Ellesmere House
Ellesmere House is a new elderly people’s home and day centre arranged around courtyard gardens, and financed by private flats which look out over the Fulham Road. A glazed foyer links the street with the lower-ground courtyard garden and the mature trees beyond. From here an internal street which gives access to the day centre facilities looks down over the courtyard garden through curved, coloured glazing. The lower-ground floor courtyard garden has been designed as a space where those with dementia can wander safely, whilst the ground floor opens onto a contemplation garden centred on mature trees, and the upper floors have views of both gardens and the neighbouring Chelsea rooftops.