Olea Care hired Shackletons to provide a bespoke service for their latest care home, Fernlea in Hazel Grove Village, Stockport. Shackletons worked with Olea Care to develop a light and airy environment that benefitted from individual design characteristics from room to room to provided interest and variation.


Maintaining the quality feel, bespoke fitted bedroom furniture and wall mounted media panels were designed and manufactured for 48 private rooms.  The three communal lounges were furnished to create an individual ambience and private seating areas were also created away from the main lounges to offer quiet spaces for residents to sit comfortably in solitude.

Varying styles of furniture, textiles and colours were adopted; from a seaside theme in a fresh Aquamarine colour in one, to a spectacular main lounge complete with a bespoke Shackletons crafted 2.4m aquarium, and a sophisticated upstairs lounge featuring chandeliers and cosy fireside chairs; each setting received a five star treatment.


Sara Jane Farrow, Regional Sales Manager at Shackletons says: “Olea Care were looking for a bespoke and high end quality finish that would withstand the day to day challenges of a very busy care environment.”

Bringing the whole concept together the Shackletons installation team worked within the parameters the site set them and were flexible with installation dates to ensure, delivery, unpacking and placement of furniture was achieved successfully leaving every room clean and tidy and ready for viewing.

Sara Jane Farrow says: “Olea Care and Shackletons developed a strong working relationship. As with any new build there were the usual challenges but we all worked together as a team. It was a pleasure to work with them and see their plan come to fruition.”


Shackletons have been in the business of creating comfort for over 50 years and are the UK’s leading design and manufacturer of specialist contract furniture for the healthcare sector.

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