Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

 

At the age of 18, Jack was involved in a road accident that rendered him tetraplegic and in need of adapted accommodation. Steven Docker Associates (SDA) was first asked to produce an accommodation report in 2010, and went on to manage the planning, design and build of a bespoke bungalow for Jack.

It was very important to Jack to influence the design of the new property, and SDA incorporated his ideas and requests into the finished bungalow. SDA also looked after all the background work including negotiating the land purchase, obtaining planning consent and managing both the tender process and building work.

The completed bungalow features a gym and therapy room, a carer’s bedroom, a specially adapted shower room, and even a utility room designed for Jack’s dog. The large dining kitchen and living room have lots of space to move around. There’s also a first floor with two additional guest bedrooms and bathrooms, plus space for a lift to be installed in future.

Assistive technologies built into the property include automated drive gates, doors, heating, CCTV and entertainment systems, all of which Jack can control via iPhone or with Amazon Alexa voice commands.