Highwood Group purchased this site in Weymouth in 2010 when it was formally marketed by Dorset City Council. With land of approximately one acre, the site had been occupied by Buxton House, a registered care home that, unfortunately, did not prove viable and was forced to close in 2006.
Highwood was selected as a suitable purchaser thanks to our experience of planning successful care homes and we then began a dialogue with Weymouth and Portland District Council. Our sensitive and carefully considered plans for a 70-bedroom care home on the site were granted consent on their first application.
Construction of this project began in 2011 and was handed over to our development partner, Gracewell Healthcare, in 2012. Today, this development is called Highclere House, a luxurious care home that sits high in a desirable residential area in this popular coastal town. Gracewell Healthcare continues to market its availability for those requiring high quality, nursing care.