First of three new south London developments opens its doors


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

The first of three new care home projects in the London Borough of Merton, built as part of the council¹s externalisation programme, has been officially opened and the residents have moved in. Central & Cecil Housing Trust awarded a £2 million contract to specialist contractor Castleoak Construction Healthcare to design, build and furnish Link House, a 52-bed care home on the site of a former local authority home in Raynes Park. The new home has been designed to exceed the National Minimum Standards. The bedrooms, which are arranged in three group living units over three floors, all feature an en suite WC; particular attention has been paid to ensuring that the living spaces have good views and plenty of natural light. The gardens have been sensitively landscaped to facilitate both good access for residents and a pleasant outlook from inside the home. Following the successful completion of Link House, Castleoak has now been contracted to develop the second project, Woodlands House, a 64-bed care home and da





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