Bede House exterior entrance detail

Bede House Care Home

Designed by SPACE Architects, the recently completed and stunning Bede House Care Home expands the Malhotra Group owned Prestwick Care portfolio. This magnificent new care home sits among a serene backdrop, located opposite St Paul's Church within the coastal village of Ryhope near Sunderland.

The £10m Platinum facility, Bede House, has been designed and developed to a luxurious standard. Built over two floors, the care home contains 66 spacious bedrooms as well as its own café, cinema and hairdressing salon. 

View of Bede House entrance from across the street

The Care home consists of three residential wings wrapping around a central external courtyard with shared social spaces linking both to the main entrance (framing views of the church) and the courtyard area. The development responds to the "grain" of smaller plots of the adjacent residential properties by articulating the roof forms and breaking down the massing of the accommodation blocks in different materials reflecting the surrounding buildings. Another important contextual response is bedding the home within the site's sloping topography to reduce the building's height impact on the neighbouring domestic properties.

View of Bede House dining room with feature stained glass window

With its beautifully presented landscaped courtyard and gardens, Bede House provides various seating and activity areas, including a greenhouse, allotment beds, bird feeding stations and water features.

Space Associate Architect Carinna Gebhard remarked: "Bede House was about producing a scheme worthy of this beautiful site at the heart of Ryhope village opposite a grade two star listed church which is a calm and pleasurable environment for residents, families and staff in which to live, visit and work."

Naturally lit corridor inside Bede House
Private room inside Bede House

Bede House also has several specially commissioned and themed art pieces created for the communal areas, including a large-scale stained-glass window over the entrance.

Bunty Malhotra, CEO of Prestwick Care and Malhotra Group Plc said:"It's very important to the group that we have been able to create a specialist care facility of this standard in the city and have the ability to provide such a high level of care, along with creating a number of job opportunities. We appreciate the support from the local authority and CQC during the commissioning process."

One of Bede House's feature stained glass windows
Exterior view of Bede House from the garden