What is safety in design?

Ageing Unlocked is back. This week’s conversation is all about safety in design. We bring in Stewart Dean, Principal at Marchese Partner’s to help us find out more.

What is safety in design?

For a resident safety is fundamental.

People will not move unless they know that they are in a safe environment. This could be covered in facets – Marchese Partners like to design spaces that are safe and secure but they are not obvious in that respect so you do not feel as if you are hemmed in on those barriers everywhere.


Stewart has been part of the Marchese team for over 17 years. During this time Stewart has worked in the Sydney office and was the Principal of the Brisbane office and has been instrumental in the growth of the senior living brand for Marchese Partners.

Through his experience in Australia working on landmark later living projects, Stewart has gained an innate understanding of the sector and how well-considered design can positively affect and influence the residents, to live more fulfilling active, happy lives. Stewart has been involved with steering committees at a number of later living developments in Australia and is committed to bettering the lives of the residents with this resident first attitude.

Stewart brings this experience into leading the London studio to deliver the unique Guild Living offering.