One of the UK’s leading independent care home providers, Care UK, has moved a step closer to delivering a new care home in Horndean, with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on site to mark the latest construction milestone in the £6.72 million building project.
The Care UK team were joined by developer and construction partner, Castleoak, as the last tile was placed on the roof of the new care home, which is situated on Portsmouth Road.
The project is on track to create up to 108 jobs when the care home is fully commissioned, and will welcome its first residents early next year.
Justin Daley, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, the Horndean site represents a major investment for Care UK. When complete, the purpose-built care home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 72 older people, as well as creating jobs for the local community.
“We take a great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment.
“As work continues in Horndean, Care UK’s vison for the home is well on the way to being realised; and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”
James Player, construction director at Castleoak, added: “It is a pleasure working with Care UK yet again to create a welcoming and fit-for-purpose home. We could not have asked for a more cohesive approach from Care UK.
“We are proud to be delivering a high-quality facility for the local community that will welcome many residents for years to come.”
The new three-storey care home, which will feature 72 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities and will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.