History

The Building

Built in 1931, the Somerville building was originally used as a nurses accommodation for those working in the Towers Hospital. The original architect designed the building to look like a house but on a grander scale as women were not used to leaving home to study back then. His thinking behind the design was wanting the nurses to feel like they were in a homely environment to ease their anxieties of being away from home.

Current design

The purpose is to grant seniors more options to live independently in beautiful surroundings, avoid isolation but with support/assistance on hand if they want it - leaving them firmly in control to make their own choices and decisions.