Care UK has moved a step closer to delivering a new multi-million pound care home in Kingston upon Thames, with a topping out ceremony held on site to mark the latest construction milestone.
The Mayor of Kingston, Roy Arora, joined with the team from Care UK, to place the final tile on the roof of the new care home.
Part way through the 60-week construction programme, the project is on track to create up to 90 jobs when the home is fully commissioned and welcomes its first residents in April 2016.
Justin Daley, construction project manager at Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, this highly impressive new development represents a major investment for us. When complete, the home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 59 older people in Kingston upon Thames and beyond, as well as creating jobs for local people.
“We take great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. As work continues apace in Kingston upon Thames, our vision for the home is well on the way to being realised, and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.
The new three-storey care home, which will feature 59 en-suite bedrooms, has been sensitively designed to provide a high quality environment for the provision of full time residential care, specialist dementia care, nursing, and short term respite care.
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives while also promoting independence, the home will have space for hobby and leisure activities as well as a cinema, hairdressing salon and café. Wheelchair friendly landscaped gardens will offer residents the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of spending time outdoors.