Our client operates a state-of-the-art, purpose-built retirement home in Co Meath. To accommodate more residents, they expanded their facility, adding new rooms to reach a total of 66, along with various additional amenities.

The Expansion:

With the increased capacity, the client needed more staff to maintain their high standard of care. They began an extensive advertising campaign to fill these new positions.

The Problem:

Despite offering an attractive employment package, potential recruits faced a significant barrier: a lack of affordable housing within a reasonable commuting distance. As a result, many positions remained unfilled.

The Knock-On Effect:

The inability to staff the expanded facility meant the new beds could not be occupied, leading to a substantial loss of potential income. With nursing home rates ranging from €982 to €1,636 per week per bed, the financial impact was significant. Concurrently, the average rent in the area was €1,330.13, and the cost of a house was approximately €280,000, with a projected annual increase of 3.5% to 4% due to low supply.

The Solution:

Arch-I Modular Solutions proposed a practical and innovative solution. Collaborating with the client’s architect, we designed a 5-bedroom unit complete with a living area, kitchen, pantry, and laundry room. Each bedroom was ensuite, and the building was heated by an energy-efficient air source heat pump. This unit, costing around €300,000, was designed to be easily convertible into additional retirement home beds in the future.

The Outcome:

The client received a modern, fully-finished 5-bed building with a BER of A3. This new accommodation enabled them to attract and retain the necessary staff, ensuring they could continue to provide excellent care to their residents.


🏡 Comparison of 5-Bedroom House Costs in Meath

Average 5-Bedroom House in Meath

  • Price: €580,000

Arch-I 5-Bedroom House

  • Price: €323,000

💰 Savings with Arch-I

  • Total Savings: €257,000

That’s a 44% reduction in cost!

Why Choose Arch-I?

  • Affordability: Significant cost savings
  • Modern Design: Stylish and contemporary architecture
  • Efficiency: Built with cost-effective materials and methods


– Nursing Homes Ireland, June 2018

– Irishrent.ie

– Irish Independent

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