Castleoak completes 60-bed home in Oxfordshire


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

Residents have moved into a new 60-bed care home in Oxfordshire built by specialist healthcare contractor, Castleoak Construction. Castleoak was awarded a £2.8m contract to build Westgate House in Wallingford by the Oxfordshire Care Partnership, which comprises of The Orders of St John Care Trust and Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association, working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council. Castleoak was awarded the contract by the council in December 2001 to take over and develop 19 of its care homes for older people. The contract involved the construction of three clusters of twenty bedrooms, each with a fully equipped and wheelchair accessible shower en-suite, along with a day centre for 35 people. The bedrooms are spacious, providing 14 square metres of living space, and incorporate large bay windows providing excellent views over the landscaped gardens. The bedroom layout allows for three different bed positions facilitating a high degree of choice for individual residents. The layout of the home





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