Care UK and Castleoak start work on £6.5m Berkshire care home


Care UK and development and construction partner, Castleoak, have begun work on a £6.5m care home in Shinfield, Berkshire.

The purpose-built home will provide full time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 68 older people, and will create 100 jobs.

Gary Renton, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted that work has begun on the new care home in Shinfield, not least because this impressive development reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town.

“At Care UK, 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. Our new care home will live up to these standards, and will provide a quality home for older people from Shinfield and beyond.”

The two-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in June 2020, will include facilities such as a cinema, café and hairdressing salon. Secure and wheelchair friendly landscaped outdoor space will include sensory gardens, water features and seating to give residents the opportunity to spend quality time outdoors.

Craig Currie, chief executive at Castleoak, said: “Construction of this new care home has got off to a great start, and we are on schedule to complete the scheme in June 2020. This is another high quality development conceived by Castleoak, and we are proud to also be progressing with construction of this much needed new care home for the Shinfield community.”


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