A ‘topping out’ ceremony has marked a milestone in the construction of a £24.6m Care UK Windsor retirement village.
Mayor of Windsor, Councillor John Lenton and Mayoress Margaret Lenton, joined the team from Care UK, representatives from developer and construction partner, Castleoak, and CEO of Castle Retirement Living, Robin Hughes, to celebrate the latest project milestone at the Castle View development.
Justin Daley, Construction Project Manager for Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, the Windsor site represents a major investment for Care UK and reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town.
“We’re on track to realise Care UK’s vision for the home as part of the care village and wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the ‘topping out’ with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”
Doug Jones, Managing Director at construction company Castleoak, added: “It is a pleasure working with Care UK yet again to create a welcoming and fit-for-purpose home. We could not have asked for a more cohesive approach from Care UK.
“We are proud to be delivering a high-quality facility for the local community that will welcome many residents for years to come.”
The purpose-built, four-storey care home – which is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2018 – will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 72 older people, with facilities including a cinema, café and hairdressing salon, as well as a wheelchair friendly, landscaped sensory garden.
The home will share the site with 130 independent lifestyle apartments for the over 55s which have been developed by Castle Retirement Living.
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.