Castleoak and The Orders of St John Care Trust agree development deal


site-team-at-thornburyIn a £8.8 million development deal with Castleoak, The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has agreed to lease a new state-of-the-art care home in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.

Castleoak’s development team undertook demographic and care gap analysis to identify the need for a high quality care home in Thornbury. The team then identified and acquired a development site, then proceeded to successfully gain planning permission. The Orders of St John Care Trust was then secured as the care home operator.

The new 70-bed care home is also designed and built by Castleoak. Construction work began in June 2016 and the home is scheduled to open in early 2018.

The care home will offer residential, nursing and specialist dementia care with modern, spacious facilities including large lounge/dining rooms, a café, hair and beauty salon, crafts room, balcony seating areas and gardens.

“We are really pleased to be offering support to people living in Thornbury. Our research shows that there are a lot of families caring for someone with dementia in this area. We hope that they will be able to enjoy living in our new home where they will receive really excellent person-centred care” said

Sara Livadeas, Strategy Director at The Orders of St John Care Trust.

osjct_and_castleoak_thornburyThis is the ninth care home project both teams have worked on together over 13 years.

“We’re delighted to have agreed this development deal with The Orders of St John Care Trust. We have delivered design and build solutions together for over 13 years, now this is our first development deal together” said Craig Currie, Chief Executive at Castleoak.

Councillor Erica Williams, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, laid the foundation stone of the Thornbury development on September 8th 2016 in front of an audience of local community leaders, OSJCT Trustees and Directors and Castleoak Directors and team members involved in the development and construction of the new care home.


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