Clague is proposing a two-storey timber and zinc clad addition to the Age UK centre on Reculver Road, with large windows and central light wells to bring natural light deep into the building.

The planning application for the proposed extension will provide additional day care facilities and further accommodation for rent to support the running of Age UK Herne Bay and support the national charity.

Pat Mills, partner at Clague Architects, said: “With the local population ageing, the charity considered its long-term plans for the site.

“It decided it needed to extend the centre which, although functional, lacks a visual outlook and has limited natural lighting.

“Our design has now been submitted to Canterbury City Council and, if approved, work will begin in 2019 and we would expect Age UK to be able to open its new extension in 2020.”

Building on its residential care facilities design experience, the latest project continues Clague’s work at the Herne Bay care home that started in 2008 when it oversaw  the conversion and refurbishment of the former Friendly Society care home.

Since 2011, Age UK has been providing specialist dementia and day care to more than 600 local residents a week at the site on Reculver Road.

With the focus on the needs of the residents, the original work involved converting the building, car park and gardens to provide day care facilities, along with offices for associated services at an affordable rent.


Existing Age UK facility


Proposed development

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