In conjunction with Croftwood Care, in June 2019 we completed the internal reconfiguration and extension of Garswood House. The existing building was extended in three separate areas to improve the operational efficiency of the home, whilst adding new day space and a further 11 single ensuite bedrooms to the existing registration, increasing the size of the homes to 51 bedrooms in total.
Fundamental to our value-creation model is to enhance our existing care home portfolio, so that it remains fit for purpose for the future. Beyond creating more bedrooms, a particular focus of the work has been to create more areas where residents can enjoy activities and spend more time with each other, creating a real community.
The extensions were designed so that they blended in with the existing home, mirroring materials and massing. New external seating areas have been designed for residents, improving access to outdoor space. The cost of the asset management project came within budget and on time and subsequently demand for the new rooms means they have filled in line with projections.
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