Construction has reached the first floor for Caring Homes’ 90-bed care home that is being built to replace the ageing property that used to operate on the same site in Camberley, Surrey.
The care home, which will be named Kingsclear, is due to open in May 2017. It was designed by Oliver & Robb Architects and is being built by MP Brothers, the contractor responsible for work at Caring Homes’ Home of Compassion in Thames Ditton.
Unlike most of the identikit care homes being built in the South East, Caring Homes is creating a striking Edwardian-influenced building.
The architectural diagram shows how eye-catching facades are achieved with a mix of heights, facings of brick and smooth render on external walls, and two differing roof colours. Ornamental timber fretwork, the diverse palette of materials, as well as tile hung cladding to faces of feature bay windows, add to the building’s charm and character.
Nicola Thornton, planning and building development manager for Caring Homes, says: “We are delighted to be using MP Bothers and Oliver & Robb again for this large project as we are very pleased with the work they did for Home of Compassion.
“At Kingsclear, we are again investing in creating a highly desirable and top quality care home in an area of the country where there is demand not only for the best care, but for modern facilities within a characterful building.”
Caring Homes says that the residence will accept both self-funding and local authority, but its location and style make it likely to be attractive to affluent Surrey citizens.