The 2016 Healthcare Design Award winners have been announced, with three independent operators taking away Best New Care Home for the Elderly gongs.
The Best New Care Home awards were won by Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon, Dukeminster Court in Dunstable and Camberley Manor in Camberley.
Best Regeneration Project was Austenwood Nursing Home in Chalfont St Peter, while Binswood Retirement Village in Leamington Spa won best Independent Living Scheme.
Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon is a new 71 bed dementia care centre within Pendine Park in Gwynedd, North Wales. The property, which opened in November last year, is made up of eight small, units so that the residents receive individual care and attention while benefiting from the back-up of a larger organisation.
Mario Kreft, MBE, who founded Pendine Park with his wife Gill 30 years ago, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Bryn Seiont Newydd has been recognised as the best new care home in the UK. We are particularly proud that we have been able to invest in North West Wales and build Bryn Seiont Newydd without any public funding.”
Dukeminster Court in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, is owned by Quantum Care, a non profit organisation. The home is run by Julie Canale, who joined the Quantum Care team on stage to collect the award (pictured above).
Camberley Manor in Camberley, Surrey is a brand new care home opened by TLC, which runs seven properties in the London and Home Counties.
Austenwood Nursing Home in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, is owned by Salveo Care. Gill Brader, a resident at the home, collected the award on behalf of the company.
Binswood Retirement Village in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, is a 90 apartment Audley development built around the Grade II listed Victorian Gothic Binswood Hall.