Based on this design philosophy, the care home includes generous bedrooms with en-suites, with each household benefitting from its own dining room, day lounge, reading room and access to their own private communal garden, or terrace. Other communal well-being facilities include a hair salon, café, shop and tea room, as well as a family kitchen area on each floor.
The outside space also plays an important part in the dementia care scheme with multiple terraces and secure gardens with play equipment, all purpose-designed to support people with dementia. The design allows residents, their families and visitors to enjoy the landscaped grounds and play areas in a safe and protected environment.
The care development in Climping will also support the environment through renewable energy generation, on-site photovoltaics, EV-charging, improved building fabric and insulation, air-source heat pump technology and a green roof to encourage biodiversity.
The project is being funded by abrdn plc who is investing more than £10 million in the dedicated dementia care facility. HMT will occupy the completed development under a commercial lease.
Construction is due to be completed in spring 2023 with a prospective opening date by HMT following a specialist fit-out in summer 2023.
Steve Matthews, Managing Director at Highwood Group, commented; ‘We’re delighted to have broken ground on this superb site near the coast. This is our thirty-ninth care and retirement scheme and it’s fantastic to be working with two new partners, Brackley Investments and HMT, on such a unique and carefully-designed dementia care home with clear environmental benefits – something which is very close to our hearts at Highwood.’
David Brill, Director of Project Management at Brackley Investments, said ‘This is the first project we have done with Highwood who were recommended to us by one of our professional consultants and are so far impressed in the manner in which they have risen to the particular technical challenges with the site and have hit the ground running.’
Tony Barrett, Chief Executive at HMT, remarked ‘The start of construction on a new HMT care home in Climping is a milestone achievement. The building will facilitate a progressive model of care with the ability to accommodate residents with a wide spectrum of dementia needs and dependency. We are delighted to work with Highwood Group and Brackley Investments on this development.’
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