The Brendoncare Foundation has begun construction on its 60-bedroom nursing and dementia care home development in Winchester.
The new home, Brendoncare St Giles View, has been designed by Octopus Real Estate’s in-house healthcare development team for Brendoncare, which will lease and operate the new home.
Facilities include 60 en-suite bedrooms, a café/restaurant, a hair and beauty salon and community club.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on May 27, Marianne Wanstall, chief executive at Brendoncare, said: “We are absolutely delighted that work has begun. The new home will provide much needed support for older people in Winchester, offering nursing, dementia, residential, respite and end-of-life care.
“The care home will provide a secure and safe environment for our residents and our community hub will offer services for local people to help prevent social isolation and loneliness.”
Michael Toft, Senior Fund Manager, at Octopus Real Estate, commented: “Reaching such an important milestone for the project is great encouragement for the development. It is an exciting project which pulls together the specialist development and investment expertise within Octopus Real Estate and will deliver a high-quality care home for the local community in Winchester. We’re delighted to be developing and funding this new, best-in-class care home for Brendoncare.”
Andy Heyes, South West Regional Director at Real, which is building the home, said: “It is fantastic to get on site and see the careful planning and pre-construction work allowing us to swing into action. As a specialist contractor building older people’s housing, we know the importance of, not only building more homes to meet the wide range of older people’s needs, but ensuring those homes are built to the highest standards. We know just how crucial this is to Brendoncare and Octopus and we are 100% focused on building homes we can all be proud of.”
Caption: Phillip Sykes, High Sheriff of Winchester, and Marianne Wanstall, Chief Executive, Brendoncare.