Care UK starts work on £8.2m London home

Stephen French, Castleoak project manager (left) and Gary Renton, Care UK construction project manager (right) Photo credit: Simon JacobsStephen French, Castleoak project manager (left) and Gary Renton, Care UK construction project manager (right) Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

Care UK and partner Castleoak have begun work on a £8.2m care home in Sidcup, south east London.

The purpose-built home will form part of a retirement village developed by Birchgrove.

Gary Renton, project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted work has begun on the new care home in Sidcup, not least because this impressive development reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town.

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“At Care UK, we take great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual home, as these factors can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. Our new care home will live up to these standards, and will provide a quality home for older people in Sidcup and beyond.”

The three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in late 2018, will provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 80 people and create over 100 jobs.

Facilities will include a cinema, café and hair salon, and wheelchair friendly sensory garden.

Stephen French, site manager at Castleoak, said: “Construction of this high-quality new care facility has got off to a great start, and we are on schedule to complete the scheme in December 2018. This is a high-profile project for Castleoak, and we are proud to be playing a part in the delivery of this much-needed new care home for the Sidcup community.”

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