Extra Care Case Study

Edwards Court Exeter



inviting & homely

Edwards Court in Exeter is the first extra care scheme to be built to Passive House standards. Exeter City Council have built a stunning scheme which prioritises the needs of older individuals while also offering optimal comfort, accessibility, and affordability. As Edwards Court is built to the Passive House standard, this ensures that occupants can remain warm in the winter and cool in the summer without using a great deal of energy and without experiencing severe fluctuations in utility bills. 

iDesign were honoured to get the opportunity to design and fit out the interior of this incredible building.  The client wanted schemes that did justice to the strikingly original architecture of Edwards Court and we delivered.  A particular challenge was to make the large communal spaces inviting and homely, as well as giving the several lounges unique identities to promote a variety of uses and mobility around the building.  The resulting scheme is striking yet completely comfortable and resident focused.  From the bespoke mural in reception to the colour coded wayfinding cues and signage Edwards Court is a fun, comfortable and easily navigable space.   

“We worked with Idesign on the fitting out and furnishing of all our communal areas and facilities such as café and salon in our new extra care scheme(53 flats over 4 floors). Once we had walked around the building and they understood the brief they got to work and exceeded my expectations. Everyone who visits the scheme always talks about the furnishings first. All delivered on time and on budget.”

Lawrence Blake

Exeter City Council


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