Hallmark receives planning permission for £30m development

CGI of development

Hallmark Care Homes has been granted planning consent to redevelop a disused care home in Bromley, south London.

Savista Developments will redevelop St Raphael’s into a 107-bed, specialist dementia home for residents with care needs.

The £30m scheme will include a cinema, café, shop, hair salon, gym, spa, ten pin bowling alley, library and residents’ garden club. Savista anticipates starting construction within the next two months.

‘The home will have a number of innovative ideas and new features that we are looking to showcase when it opens in 2023,’ said Aneurin Brown, group operations director of Hallmark Care Homes.

Kevin Shaw, Savista chief executive, said: ‘The new care home in Bromley represents a new phase of expansion for Savista. We are very pleased to help meet the growing demand for specialist care in the area.

‘Alongside the Bromley scheme, we have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline and are seeking new land opportunities. We look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders to expand on our delivery of care homes and retirement living developments across the UK.’

Hallmark provides residential, nursing and dementia care to 1,200 residents across 19 locations in England and Wales. Savista, which was launched by Hallmark in 2019, is a construction company of later living care homes and retirement communities.