Grand design wins praise for Pendine Park

The design of a centre of excellence to care for people with brain injuries has earned glowing praise from a panel of experts.

The £3 million Penybryn Neurological Centre at Pendine Park  was named as one of the stars of the prestigious Healthcare Design Awards.

The state-of-the art facility which was opened 18 months ago was highly commended by the judges.

Penybryn was designed to look after 38 younger people who have suffered head injuries or have other neurological disorders like acquired brain injury and conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke.

Head judge Jon Chapman said: “We have received a record number of entries and the quality of the projects has been higher than ever.

“The judges were very impressed with your project and have asked that it be highly commended.”

Pendine Park Proprietor Mario Kreft was delighted that Penybryn had been awarded the accolade.

He said: “It is an excellent building which took a lot of planning because were determined to meet the needs of people with disabilities extremely well.

“There is a great need for a facility like this to provide specialist care for younger people with brain injuries.

“Our aims were two-fold in that the residents need to feel at home but it is has also got to be fit-for-purpose in terms of meeting their needs and we believe that we have achieved that balance at Penybryn.

“It is a homely, friendly environment with a good atmosphere but at the same time the standards in terms of the care we provide are extremely high.

“I think what we’ve created here is a bit special and we are going to move from strength to strength.