Avery Healthcare has celebrated the building of three new care homes, due to open in summer and autumn 2020, with the traditional Scandinavian rite of ‘topping out’.
The company’s three new homes are Droitwich in the West Midlands, Edenbridge in Kent, and Kettering in Northants.
‘Topping out’ is the ancient Scandinavian religious tradition of placing a branch atop a newly built construction to appease gods of displaced trees. The rite later made its way to the UK and North America.
Contractors, the local mayor and Avery representatives congregated at each site to celebrate the completion of each project.
Adrian Doyle, Avery Healthcare’s director of developments, said: “All three projects are progressing to time and budget. They are all complex builds which have become even more challenging due to the wet weather in recent months.
“Our contractors have endeavoured to mitigate and manage the challenges the projects present, and Avery look forward to the timely completion of the construction works so that Droitwich Mews, Edenbridge Manor and Avery Park can be commissioned and welcome their first residents.”
Avery Healthcare has a portfolio of over 50 care homes in the UK, as well as four independent living retirement communities.
Similarly, Avery announced the planning of a Leicester care home last autumn as part of its “aggressive build strategy”. Read Care Home Professional‘s coverage below: