The Virtue project team managed the design, build and fitout of an addition to an existing operational nursing home comprising 26 bedrooms, new dining and sitting areas and the refurbishment of existing day room accommodation. Despite the challenging nature of the build within a live environment the project was completed within the 10 month budgeted time frame to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. The facility was registered with HIQA one week following practical completion and had achieved full occupancy within six and a half weeks of registration. The focus of the design creates the ambience of home rather than an institution, with natural colours, good daylight and extensive views to the outside. Finishes meet clinical needs while achieving the ambience and quality of a boutique hotel.