Work begins on Care UK £7.6m Harrow care home

Care UK and specialist construction partner Castleoak have celebrated the start of work on a new £7.6m care home in Sudbury Hill, in the London Borough of Harrow.

The care home will feature 80 en-suite bedrooms and will boost the provision of high quality residential care, specialist dementia care, nursing, and short term respite care in the borough.

The purpose-built three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2017, replaces an existing care home on the site which was no longer fit for purpose and has now been demolished.

The new state-of-the-art care home will feature facilities including a cinema and hairdressing salon. A ‘Garden Café’ will be situated on the ground floor and will open out onto wheelchair-friendly landscaped gardens, while some ground floor bedrooms will also have their own individual patios.

Justin Daley, construction project manager, said, “We're delighted work has begun on the new care home in Harrow; not least because this impressive development reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the Borough. We take great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual home, as these factors can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. This new care home will live up to these standards, and will provide a quality home for older people from Harrow and beyond.”

Paul Roberts, Castleoak contracts manager, added, “Care UK is a valued Castleoak customer of over 15 years. We're delighted to be selected as the design and construction partner for this new state of the art care home and look forward to working together to create quality living space in Harrow.”

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled live, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge and dining area, to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.

Each bedroom at the home will have an en-suite wet room, together with a flat-screen television, adjustable profile bed, and a 24-hour nurse call system.