Major milestones reached on Highwood’s Rivermede care home project at Egham

Highwood’s construction of a stunning £9.7m care home project in Egham has reached two big milestones this month as the autumn opening for the prestigious development approaches.

Left to right: Guy Haywood (Managing Director, Highwood Group) with Libby Barrett, Sue Stroud (Cinnamon Care) and Jim Faulkner (Highwood).
Left to right: Guy Haywood (Managing Director, Highwood Group) with Libby Barrett, Sue Stroud (Cinnamon Care) and Jim Faulkner (Highwood).

The completion of the external building works were marked with a ‘topping-out’ ceremony at Rivermede Court, a superior 80-bedroom care home that will offer exceptional residential, dementia and respite care when it launches later this year.

Highwood is constructing the Surrey care home with leading care partner, Cinnamon Care, whose Care Collection was recently named as one of the Top 20 Care Home Groups in the UK by carehome.co.uk, which saw two other Highwood projects recognised as ‘most recommended’, scoring exemplary marks by their residents.

 

 

Guy Hayward, Managing Director of Highwood Group, joined the Rivermede team to celebrate the traditional topping out event that saw the building reach its highest point, some 60 weeks after construction at the Surrey care home began. Soon after, another milestone was reached when the first brick on the Rivermede superstructure was laid – confirmation indeed that the project is proceeding on schedule to meet its autumn launch as Guy Hayward reflected.

‘We’re delighted with the way progress at Rivermede is being made,’ he revealed. ‘We’re justifiably proud of our construction heritage within the care home sector and to see our partnership with Cinnamon Care result in what looks set to be another award-winning care project is particularly rewarding.’

Rivermede Court’s luxurious specification includes superb facilities for residents, including a hair and beauty salon and cinema room. It is likely to create some 80 new jobs in the area. For more information about the new care home, please visit www.cinnamoncc.com/care-homes/rivermede-court/.