Barchester Healthcare begins construction on two new care homes


National care provider Barchester Healthcare has broken ground on two new care homes in Oxfordshire and Dorset.

The two new sites add to the company’s portfolio of over 200 care homes and six independent hospitals.

The Oxfordshire home, based in Wallingford, is being built by Lawrence Baker, and will accommodate 70 people with residential care and dementia care needs.

The Dorset project (pictured), in Hamworthy, being constructed by Acheson Construction, will have 68 beds to accommodate residents in the Hamworthy area.

Andy Williams, senior property development manager of Barchester Healthcare visited both sites to officiate the breaking of the grounds with a silver shovel.

He said: “My colleagues and I were very impressed with work we saw at the latest Barchester sites. We’re pleased to be working with two different construction teams to build our new signature Barchester homes, all designed with a high specification.

“Each new care home will be a positive addition to the communities we are building in, where we can deliver personalised care for those that need it, and provide employment for those that are passionate about caring for others.”

He added: “We are very excited about the construction of our new care homes. All have their own unique design that suits the surrounding areas from the type of materials that will be used, to the shape of the building in relation to their own environments, but all share innovative Barchester trademarks that will accommodate our residents, who will be able to enjoy a beautiful home with landscaped outdoor spaces.”

The new luxury homes will feature en-suite bedrooms with shared lounges and separate dining areas, an activity space for the homes’ lifestyle enrichment programmes, as well as secure, landscaped gardens, providing, peaceful, beautiful outdoor spaces for prospective residents.

Both homes will provide bespoke, person-centred care for those with residential care needs, as well as expert dementia care in Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Communities.

Barchester Healthcare’s Wallingford and Hamworthy care homes are scheduled to open in Winter 2020 and Autumn 2020 respectively.

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