Quality care for the community

The luxury new 60-bed care home has been designed with residents’ comfort in mind with a café to socialise and enjoy freshly baked treats, spa bathrooms for a luxury bath time experience, beautiful en-suite bedrooms with smart TVs, a choice of comfortable lounges, a dedicated activities room, a cinema for an authentic movie experience, and in-house hair and beauty salon for a little bit of pampering.

Barchester Healthcare is committed to providing a premium caring experience. Barchester staff take pride in getting to know each of their residents to provide tailored care and support, ensuring dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.  Once open, the home will provide a dedicated Life Enrichment programme which includes a choice of daily activities so that residents can continue to do the things they love, try something new and above all keep the enjoyment in every day.  Talented chefs will prepare delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals.

Further plans for a net-zero retirement village

Phase two, which has just been agreed with award-winning operator, Inspired Villages, has outline planning permission for 120 retirement dwellings. Inspired Villages has committed to deliver the later years’ development as a net-zero carbon regulated retirement community for the over 65s.

The stylish age-appropriate apartments and bungalows will also include a village centre with a focus on wellbeing facilities such as a swimming pool, exercise studio, gym, library, craft room, restaurant, bar/café and cinema room. The submission for Reserved Matters for the retirement village will be made in the new year, with work due to start in 2022.

Work starts after years of careful planning

Highwood’s Managing Director, Steve Matthews, commented; ‘This is the beginning of a truly exciting and ambitious care and retirement development, in a truly unique site on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

‘Our specialist teams have been carefully planning this for a number of years, from securing the land, to obtaining planning permission. To see it finally break ground is fantastic. We’re absolutely thrilled to embark on the first phase with our trusted and valued partner, Barchester Healthcare, and we’re all excited with plans for phase two with our new partner, Inspired Villages.’

This project is a vital step in Highwood’s care and retirement portfolio expansion. To learn more about the land acquisition and planning at Horndean, click here.

A partnership with two of the UK’s leading care and retirement operators

Grant Jensen, Senior Property Development Manager at Barchester, commented: ‘We are really excited to get this project under way.  The new care home will be a fantastic addition to the Barchester estate and deliver high-quality care to the local community.’

Neal Dale, Development Director at Inspired Villages, said: ‘Inspired Villages is committed to creating industry-leading, sustainable retirement villages so people have more lifestyle choices as they age. We are therefore excited to be developing and operating the new integrated retirement community in Horndean which will sit alongside Barchester’s new care home. Our Horndean scheme will be a net zero (regulated energy) retirement village thanks to features such as air source heat pumps and solar panels, benefiting our residents and the environment generally.’