One Housing targets elderly homes shortage

Baycroft Chelmsford topping out

Homes and care specialist One Housing has teamed up with Castleoak on a £6m luxury home scheme in Chelmsford.

A ‘topping out’ ceremony has been held for the Great Baddow development, run by One Housing subsidiary Baycroft.

Due to open this autumn, the luxury home provide specialist nursing or dementia care for 64 residents.

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Andrew Winstanley, managing director of Baycroft, said: “Baycroft Great Baddow will help to address the gaping need for high-quality accommodation for seniors across the UK, which as we can see from the crisis in the NHS is urgently needed. This scheme and the others that we are working on across the south east will provide a luxury home environment for our residents and the best care.”

The development includes a landscaped garden and luxury dining area as well as cinema, library, hair salon, spa treatment room, gym and activity room.

The scheme is part of One Housing’s rapidly growing Extra Care portfolio in London and the south East.

One Housing aims to build over 1,000 units for older people in the next three years across all markets, ranging from affordable rent to private luxury.

The home has been designed and built by specialist care sector development partners Castleoak and will include pre-fabricated timber frame manufactured at its in-house ISO9001 standard factory.

Craig Currie, chief executive of Castleoak, said: “Our purpose as a business is to create quality living space – and we have a real commitment as a team to deliver this for all our customers. We’re delighted to be One Housing’s development partner for Baycroft Great Baddow. With the project on schedule, we look forward to handing over the keys in September.”

The care home is being built to BREEAM Very Good standard.

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