Beck House

The Manor House Residential Home, lies within its own walled grounds on Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol, The site has an area of about 1.7 Ha, and accommodates a group of long established residential homes for the care of people with learning disabilities, many of whom have profound physical disabilities and complex health problems.

The Manor House is the principle building on site and dates from 1736.  It is a fine three storey house built of Bath stone in the Palladian style, and is a Grade 2 listed building.

For over a decade we have worked closely with our clients, Care Futures Ltd, to improve and upgrade the buildings at the Manor House site.

Originally built as stables, next to the Manor House is Beck House. Behind its historic South and East Elevations,  Beck House is now a new home for 23 people with learning disability. Built to a high standard the home is based around a central light well which will not only brings light and air to the middle of the building but allows staff visual contact with large parts of the building, making the home a safer place.  Since corridors are generally around the inside of a circle the travel distance from one room to another is less than for an equivalent linear plan. To create a more domestic scale Beck house is planned as two adjacent homes.