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Case Study: Hartwood House, Lyndhurst, New Forest

Hartwood House is an exciting development and the first project within Highwood's Care Home operating business, which has been borne from a joint venture with our partners Hartford Care. Based in Basingstoke, the Hartford Care team has a wealth of experience and is a recognised specialist provider within the care home sector.

We are thrilled to announce that Hartwood House has been identified as 'Best Regeneration Care Home' at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, held in London on 2nd April 2014. For more details, please Click Here


Opening in June 2013, Hartwood House is a prestigious 50-bedroom care home development set in a wonderful location and one where the emphasis has been firmly placed on a wide range of excellent communal facilities for its residents.

The development comprised a derelict, former care home, which Highwood purchased unconditionally when the vendors sought to sell. With our head office only 10 miles away and an understanding of this very sensitive location, we went about designing a care home that would sit well on the main approach into the idyllic village of Lyndhurst. The project called for the complete conversion of the building, whilst retaining as many of the original features as possible and developing a new wing, which would compliment the original building.

Highwood has considerable experience of conversions of distinctive, character homes, including a substantial development at Bracken Hall in Chilworth, Southampton. Our concepts for Hartwood House were welcomed by New Forest District Council and the parish of Lyndhurst and went on to transform the building into a state-of-the-art residential care home that sits in beautiful landscapes gardens in the heart of the New Forest.

Key to the success of the project was Highwood’s sustainable building methods and environmentally friendly systems, which include roof-mounted solar panels and air source heat pumps throughout to ensure Hartwood House will remain safe and economical to run for many years to come.

Hartwood House is now managed by Cinnamon.

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