The Jewish Care Board of Trustees has given its approval for the organisation’s most ambitious project to date, the redevelopment of the Princess Alexandra Care Home in Stanmore.
When Jewish Care purchased the home in 2000 it was with the knowledge that it would require redevelopment and that the 16.5 acre site had huge potential to create something special. Planning permission was granted in late 2015 for the redevelopment of the Princess Alexandra Care Home into a care community providing a range of facilities including:
- a 64-bed nursing and dementia home
- 16 assisted living studios
- 48 one and two-bedroom independent living apartments
- a community day centre and specialist dementia day care facility, a restaurant, synagogue, shop, hairdresser and well-being facilities for residents and visitors alike.
The development is Jewish Care’s third and largest ‘care campus’. The success of its first campus development; The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus marked a shift for the organisation as its Chief Executive Simon Morris explains;
“We have seen the benefits of marrying innovative design thinking with quality services, creating a community within a community. Through bringing a range of services together on one site we encourage integration between different client groups, their families, staff, volunteers and the wider community. This approach also enables us to provide a greater range of activities and services to those who live in and visit the site”.
The development project will be 100% funded through donations from individual, families and foundations.
Lord Levy, President, Jewish Care commented;
“The Stanmore Campus is a hugely ambitious project and once complete will be an exceptional site to serve the community in south Hertfordshire. Thanks to the support and generosity we have received from families and individuals in the community our dream to transform this site into a wonderful facility to meet future needs of the community is becoming a reality”.
Works have started on the site and will be undertaken in two phases. The first phase will be the building of the new home, alongside the existing home. Only once this 18-month build is complete and residents in their new home will we begin the second phase of works which will include the demolition of the current home. The whole project is due to be complete by summer 2020.