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Former Nurses Home on Westmoreland Road

Former Nurses Home on Westmoreland Road, Douglas submitted for planning

The vision is to make a long-term contribution to urban and brownfield regeneration and be a catalyst for the positive transformation of the Island’s urban landscape for the benefit of all Manx citizens


The project has been commissioned by Manx Development Corporation a new arm’s length company with sole shareholder, the Isle of Man Treasury. The regeneration of the former Nurses Home on Westmoreland Road will be the first project for the Corporation. This project will seek to reinforce the mission statement standards of the organisation to focus on high quality regeneration of key sites and disused buildings with a strong focus on sustainability.

Built in 1953 to house nursing staff working at the hospital, the building has been vacant for over 5 years. The aim of this application is to take a well-loved, derelict, landmark building and repurpose it to create contemporary homes of the highest standard for rental. The rental tenures will be a fully serviced turnkey provision including all-inclusive bills and furniture package so that tenants can literally turn up with a suitcase and settle into their new home.

The development will be sustainable (to BREEAM standards) and will represent a significant achievement by being the first residential refurbishment on the Island to receive BREEAM accreditation.

  • A combination of 1 and 2 bed apartments for rental
  • New commercial / community space to the former Nurses Home
  • Entertainment/Hydrotherapy room on ground floor
  • Shared co-worker/communal spaces for building residents
  • Accessible Car Parking and Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Long Stay and Short Stay Cycle Parking provision
  • Improvement of landscape and external space to areas surrounding the existing building
    Project be the first BREEAM Residential Refurbishment on the Isle of Man achieving a Very Good rating.
  • To place sustainable and renewable energy strategies at centre of the redesign
  • High quality design and specification


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