Where Old Meets New

Location: Wigston (Leicestershire)


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Before After

The Brief

The Swann family wanted a home that would both meet the needs of their daughter, who has cerebral palsy, and create a beautiful, accessible home for her to be proud of.

We were instructed to design and project-manage the adaptation of a period property of specific local interest, maintaining the period features where present, and incporportating as much, future-proof technology and sustainable assets as possible.

The project began with a consultation at the client’s previous home. Having established the suitability of the property, scheme designs were prepared and planning permission was obtained from the local authority. SDA guided the project through to completion, helping the family to obtain competitive tenders and choose a building contractor, before also supervising the works on site.


The Result

Our design extended the home on three sides, creating twice as much floor space. New amenities include a dedicated therapy room, a hydrotherapy pool with shower facilities, carer accommodation, an adapted ensuite ‘wet room’, a lift, and a new open-plan dining / kitchen room, and utility room.

The home enables our client to grow and adapt to her accessibility and therapy needs, ensuring rehabilitation and care can be accessed on-site, around her family.


Steven Docker Associates were very good to work with. The end product is finished to a high-standard and we’re really pleased with the outcome.

The specialists they brought in made it possible for us to incorporate renewable energy systems, a smart entertainment and management system and a hydrotherapy pool. We wouldn’t have these innovative technologies without them.

Mr Swann (Client’s Dad)