Highwood acquired the site of the former Tom Parker Dairy in Fareham in 2011 and construction of a new, luxury 80-bed care home and six purpose-built assisted living bungalows began later that year.
Our work of this historic site made the headlines when its official opening saw a vintage milk float roll into the Redlands Lane development to deliver the Mayor of Fareham, Dennis Steadman, who distributed milkshakes and cut the ribbon of the care home, which was the first to be opened by our partner, Gracewell Healthcare.
Now known as Parker Meadows, we created another prestigious care home scheme with which the Highwood name has become synonymous. We designed both the three-storey building and assisted living bungalows to sit in two arcs within beautiful landscaped gardens to maximise the views for residents. Inside, in addition to the home’s outstanding private accommodation and communal areas, we incorporated boutique-style facilities, including a beauty salon, New York-style nail bar and gourmet café along with WiFi and iPads in the library to ensure residents have the perfect environment to relax and enjoy life in style.
We are also proud to have paid respect to the site’s former heritage, dedicating an entire floor to the Tom Parker Dairy’s past with photographs of its early days, milk churns and milk bottles.
Parker Meadows was successfully handed over to Gracewell Healthcare on time after a 60-week construction programme and bookings are currently being taken for new residents.