Pickering House

Pickering House is the flagship nursing home for The Journalists’ Charity and provides nursing and personal care to 20No. geriatric residents, aged 65 and over, eight of whom may have a diagnosis of dementia. The home provides 20No. en-suite bedrooms with each benefiting from spectacular views over the gardens in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as a Library for residents, a chapel and numerous social communal areas. The scheme includes a variety of external materials including zinc roofs and gutters, through-coloured render, timber cladding and brickwork.

Key Challenge

The overriding aim of the proposals was to increase the number of residents without degrading the charming character of the site, particularly the gardens that form the focal point to the south of the main building.

Journalists’ Charity