Specialist provider, Cornerstone Healthcare, has begun work on its nursing home in Surrey that will offer much-needed specialist care in the county.
Marula Lodge is set to open in Mytchett near Camberley in January 2021 and will care for adults with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological and mental health needs.
The 42-bed home will be the latest addition to the group’s portfolio which includes Kitnocks House and South Africa Lodge, both in Hampshire, and will increase the company’s beds to 199.
Previously a purpose-built care home for the elderly, extensive alterations by Cornerstone Healthcare will adapt the building for its specialist resident group. The work is being carried out by H. Monfared Commercial Builders and project-managed by Ian Holmes from Northstar Developments.
The work includes a total upgrade of services. The plant room has been entirely replaced and the Cornerstone property team has worked closely with Surrey Fire and Rescue to install comprehensive fire safety measures, which were absent from the building previously.
A two-storey extension will create additional bedrooms and larger communal areas to give residents more space for living and dining, and clear sight lines for staff for greater safety.
Cornerstone’s Chief Executive, Johann van Zyl said;
“Our plans have been delayed slightly by the coronavirus outbreak but we are thrilled to finally be up and running. This is a considerable project and we have an excellent team on board to transform this building into a home for those who need very specialised care.
“Having worked closely with local commissioning groups and support organisations in the county, we know that demand for the service we offer is there, and is growing. Marula Lodge will be tailor-made to people’s needs.”
The multi-million-pound project will create more than 100 jobs in the area.