This was a new-build Dementia Care Home for the Local Authority, Cumbria County Council.

It consisted of five residential zones over two storeys and three blocks, with a central hub area including café and other amenities such as a hairdresser’s and a prayer room.

Each zone was to be identified using coded colours to doors and feature walls. This design was influenced by dementia-friendly care standards for natural ventilation and good day lighting.

Each bedroom had Tektura Wallcovering applied to one feature wall, to promote a homely environment for residents. Painted Feature Walls were included in seating areas and circulation spaces.

The successfully-completed project in Carlisle was quickly followed with an identical scheme located in Whitehaven which we were also asked to complete.


Dulux Diamond Matt, Dulux Fungicidal Eggshell, Diamond Eggshell & Satinwood and Tektura Wallcoverings Fabric backed vinyl.

Project Name:

Carlisle Dementia Care Home

Client Name:

Eric Wright


Painting & Decorating and Wall paper hanging

Length of Contract:

4 months

“Story areas have been in good condition and managed well, communication very good both commercially and operationally, housekeeping good, quality very good. It has been my first dealing with Story and they have been good to date.”

Adam Hudson, QS

Eric Wright Construction