New Cornford House will have ‘green’ credentials


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A new 81-bed £4.5 million nursing home with ‘green’ credentials is to be built in a conservation area in Kent. The home will replace an existing 30-bed home whose facilities have become outdated. Built as a private house about 100 years ago, Cornford House in Tunbridge Wells has been a residential care home since 1954. It cannot be upgraded economically. Project managers Chessmann Consulting have the task of co-ordinating the demolition of the old building and the two-phase construction of its replacement to ensure minimum disruption to residents and the operation of the care home. Residents will not need to vacate their familiar surroundings during the work, which will take two years to complete. When the first wing of the new building is ready, residents will be transferred and the existing building removed. This will make way for a self contained site for the construction of the second wing. The landscaping of the grounds and gardens around the new building will then be completed before residents move





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