Seven-digit investment secured for care home development

Castleoak, a specialist development and construction partner for care and retirement living, has taken on the Whiteley Homes Trust as a new customer.

The developer, which has announced it has secured £8.4m care hub design and build contract was selected by The Whiteley Homes Trust as its design and build partner for a new ambitious £8.4m design and build project.

The overall £10.5m care hub project at Whiteley Village in Surrey is part of a modernisation programme that will look to improve the communal facilities for all village residents.

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Whiteley Village, which celebrated its centenary in 2017, includes over 260 alms houses, a care home and extra care apartments and is today home to 500 residents of limited financial means.

The new care hub, due to open in spring 2019, will provide a modern 30-bed care home across two floors plus communal space for residents. Also a bistro style café, offices and health suite will offer facilities for all village residents to enjoy.

“Castleoak’s specialism in design and build for the care sector and track record of quality delivery gave us confidence to select them as our partner” said Chandra McGowan, chief executive of Whiteley Village.

“The care hub will enable us to continue to offer the best in retirement living and support clinical care within our community,” she added.

Craig Currie, chief executive at Castleoak, added: “Creating quality living space is our purpose as a business. We have the opportunity to apply our specialist skills to help bring the best in modern care to Whiteley Village.”

The care hub has been designed by Levitt Bernstein and Francis Roberts Architects.

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