InProgress: CHD; Barchester and HC-One

Brownscombe Lodge, Haslemere, Surrey

CHD Living to open residential home

Care group CHD Living is due to open the first phase of its latest residential facility.

Nine of the 25 bedrooms available at CHD Living’s Brownscombe Lodge in Haslemere, Surrey (pictured), in the grounds of Brownscombe House Nursing Home, have been released to the public.

With completion expected by the end of the year, bedrooms will come equipped with a multi-positioning care bed, an HD TV, private telephone line, free Wi-Fi, option of Sky TV and a nurse attendant system.

In addition, there will be a bistro with live show kitchen and chefs table, a cinema room with adjoining business centre, fitness pod, hairdressing and spa facilities and an aquarium.

Barchester Healthcare

Barchester, Cumberland Grange Care Home

Construction work on one of Barchester Healthcare’s latest care homes has begun.

Cumberland Grange Care Home in Exeter, Devon, will provide dementia and residential care.

The 65-bed home is due to open in November 2020 and is under construction by Halsall Construction.

Andy Williams, senior property development manager at Barchester, said: ‘The new care home will be an important facility for the district and a very welcome source of employment.

‘There is a real need for quality care in the local area and our new home will definitely meet this, and potentially give a boost to employment in neighbouring communities.’


Care home to built by Charterpoint Senior Living on the site of a former police station in Nottinghamshire

HC-One will operate a care home built by Charterpoint Senior Living on the site of a former police station in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.

Set to open in 2021, the home will comprise 70 beds.

Demolition work is underway, with building work due to start early next year.

The property will feature residents’ lounges, a hair and beauty salon, cinema room and other extensive communal facilities, along with gardens.

Justin Hutchens, chief executive officer of HC-One, said: ‘HC-One is on a mission to be the first-choice care provider for older people and the employer of choice for the kindest and most professional care workers.’

Thackeray Estate

The Thackeray Estate, the Castle Club in London

The Thackeray Estate has been granted planning permission to develop the Castle Club, a Grade II listed building in Fulham, London, into a care home.

The £25m development will involve restoring the gothic style former school to a 33-bed facility, providing a home for older people who need 24-hour nursing care.

Charles Thompson, director of the Thackeray Estate, said: ‘There is a clear lack of high quality care homes in desirable locations, with most modern facilities being located in characterless developments out of town, and so we are excited to be able to use our expertise and bring this wonderful building back to its former glory and for beneficial use.’