Medici Lifecare designs approved by council

Dean Bradley House: CGI by Squire & Partners

Care home operator Medici Lifecare has had designs for Dean Bradley House in Westminster, London, approved by the local council.

The flexible consent for clinical or care home use is the largest for healthcare in the city since the Cleveland Clinic in 2017.

The application was brought forward with two options. The preferred choice is a dementia care home that will provide facilities for high acuity cases. The second option would be clinical use that supports post-operative care. Plans would support up to 250 jobs once the building is fully operational.

The low carbon development with an all-electric building will house facilities including a hydrotherapy pool.

Embodied carbon will be reduced by partially retaining the existing basement walls. Heated via air-source heat-pumps, the building will generate renewable energy through roof-mounted photovoltaic panels.

‘This state-of-the-art facility will assist in addressing the overwhelming need for social care within the borough, whilst providing training and employment for over 200 care givers,’ said Mark Ellison, co-founder and investment director of Medici Lifecare.

Murray Levinson, partner at architecture and design firm Squire & Partners, said: ‘Building on our long-term relationship with Westminster Council and working with Medici Lifecare, we have expanded our healthcare portfolio at Dean Bradley House.’

Knight Frank’s capital markets and healthcare teams have been appointed as advisers.