The recognition was for the creation of four new bedrooms, state of the art orangery and glazed terrace.

The new facilities have created a light airy space with extensive views from all rooms and lounge areas.  There is a new café and dining room and large lounge used for many entertainment shows from Scottish dancers on Burns night to regular Tai Chi classes.

The design integrated a specialist sound system linked to Sonos and multiple mood lighting options.

The residents enjoy having many choices of where to sit and have ample room to walk freely inside or outside to the sun catching glazed terrace.

Steve Marriott, Director of Pinders, said:

“The judges all felt that St Bernards clearly deserved its place as one of the three finalists in the regeneration category of this national competition.

The very imaginative and tasteful internal redevelopment of the reception area with its charming café and orangery style lounge and dining area really adds a new dimension to this characterful home.”

Steve Marriott presented the St Bernards £500 prize cheque to Samantha Bradley, from St Bernards’ nominated charity, Alzheimer’s Society.

Samantha Bradley, Locality Administrator for Alzheimer’s Society said:

“St Bernards staff, family and friends have completed information sessions with me and become Dementia Friends. I am very grateful for the donation as the money will fund important research into dementia and services for those living with the condition. I wish them luck for the final.”