OSJCT and Stepnell provide sneak preview of £5.4m home

Leading care home provider The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) and construction contractor Stepnell have released the first images of a newly competed £5.4m home.

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire will offer specialist dementia and residential care from early 2018.

Stepnell Construction Director Bill Haynes said: “This is a fantastic development where residents will benefit from the very best dementia and residential care in a friendly and attractive ‘home from home’ living environment. Our team is thrilled to have brought their expertise to this project, the seventh which Stepnell has completed for OSJCT, and proud that Edwardstow Court sets such an exemplary standard.”

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Designed by Hunters architectural practice, the three-storey, 48-bedroom care home features stylish and comfortable, modern surroundings arranged in small ‘households’ comprising eight bedrooms.

Each household will have its own relaxing and sociable living space, including a sitting room, kitchen and dining area. Among a range of communal facilities for residents are a hair and beauty salon, a shop and a café-tearoom where they can entertain guests. The care centre’s large single bedrooms all have en-suite shower facilities with assisted bathrooms also available for each household.

Edwardstow boasts a traditional Cotswold stone exterior. The roof is partly tiled in natural stone while also incorporating an environmentally-friendly living ‘green roof’ section made of sedum plants, which absorb rainwater and provide a habitat for wildlife. Outside, there is a landscaped and secure sensory garden and communal gardens, which are accessible from the café.

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