‘The Meadows’ completed ahead of schedule


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

Residents of a new 68-bed care home in Didcot, Oxfordshire have moved in to their new home built by Castleoak Construction, six weeks ahead of schedule. The South Wales-based care home specialist was awarded the £3.7m contract by Oxfordshire Care Partnership under a partnering arrangement after successful completion of their first project in Wallingford. The Oxfordshire Care Partnership comprises The Orders of St John Care Trust and housing association BPHA working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council. The development, named The Meadows, involved the design, construction and fitting out of a 68-bed care home, a 32-person day centre and accommodation for 13 staff. Each bedroom provides 14 square metres of living space plus an ensuite shower, and incorporates large bay windows providing views over the landscaped gardens which include a water feature. The bedroom layout allows for three different bed positions. The residents were formerly accommodated in the original care home on the site, Ladygrove H





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