Weir House and Other Buildings

Weir House is an elegant Victorian mansion set in a large, attractive garden. It is used for a mixture of resident and staff activities.

While modernised for the needs of a nursing home the character of the building has been retained. The ground floor rooms have original marble fireplaces, high ceilings with ornate cornicing and large sash windows. This style is exemplified by The Drawing Room, a spacious lounge complete with a vintage Bechstein Grand Piano, although in a bow to modern times it also boasts a large screen TV which is great for our regular film afternoons or evenings. There is also a religious service held every Sunday in the Drawing Room for our residents and their relatives.

The ambience of the house also make for a fine venue for events such as musical concerts.
For the last few years students from ArtsEd Drama School in Chiswick have come to perform Shakespeare for the residents, an event which is greatly anticipated and enjoyed by all. Our Christmas Bazaar is also held in Weir House.

The rooms within Weir House are available to hire for events such as family celebrations.

A lot of our staff training such as mock fire evacuations, manual handling and food hygiene courses are carried out within this building and in 2013 it was used for the filming of a short film directed by Katie Mitchell as part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Sickert and the Three Graces” Music Hall Exhibition.

The Cottage is partly an administrative building where you will find Reception, as well as some of the directors’ offices should you wish to see any of them in private.

Hayward Hall, named after Harry Hayward, who worked for the home for five decades, is situated between the Main Building, Weir House and the Cottage and is used for staff training and other general administration as well as being ideally situated for when the gardens are being used by residents.

The Laundry, to the end of the Car Park is a standalone building which deals with the mound of washing needed to be done on a daily basis. It is equipped with the latest laundry machine technology and is in use for about 15 hours every day of the week but originally was a squash court!