A multi-million pound Care UK home in Kingston is on track for completion in April, when it will be ready to welcome up to 59 residents.
Care UK invited Mayor of Kingston, Roy Arora, to a topping-out ceremony to celebrate the latest milestone in the 60-week construction project.
When complete, the three-storey care home will feature 59 en-suite bedrooms to residents requiring full time residential care, specialist dementia care, nursing, and short term respite care.
The home will have space for hobby and leisure activities as well as a cinema, hairdressing salon and café. Wheelchair friendly landscaped gardens will offer residents the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of spending time outdoors.
Justin Daley, construction project manager at Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, this highly impressive new development represents a major investment for us. When complete, the home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 59 older people in Kingston upon Thames and beyond, as well as creating jobs for local people.
“We take great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. As work continues apace in Kingston upon Thames, our vision for the home is well on the way to being realised, and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”
Mentor Construction, which is in charge of the build, says it is confident of hitting the April 2016 deadline. “We’re proud to have been given the opportunity to build yet another exciting project for Care UK. The fact this is our twelfth care home for Care UK is a glowing endorsement of the relationship we have built with the health and social care provider over the past 10 years,” said Chris Cant, managing director of Mentor Construction.
“Together we’re focused on delivering a first class environment for the future residents. I’m confident the dedication and attention to detail our team and supply chain have applied to this project will be demonstrated in the completed care home at Kingston Vale.”
Woking-based PRC Architecture is the architect for the project. A spokesperson said: “Our vision for this scheme is for a building of a high quality design and appearance, which will enhance the conservation area.”