Winchester-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, marked another milestone in the construction of a 60-bedroom care home development in Winchester with a topping out ceremony.
Around 30 guests, including the Deputy Mayor of Winchester, Councillor Derek Green, and staff from the charity’s current home in Winchester, Brendoncare Park Road, celebrated the event at the site in Quarry Road, in the St Giles Hill area of Winchester.
Ian MacDonald, Home Manager at St Cross Grange, also came to the event, as residents and colleagues from the Greensleeves Care home will be transferring to Brendoncare St Giles View when it opens in autumn 2022.
Residents from Brendoncare Park Road and St Cross Grange will be the first people to move in to Brendoncare St Giles View and enjoy the beautiful views of the South Downs. To mark the occasion, a number of roof tiles were signed by residents and colleagues and handed over to Marianne Wanstall, Chief Executive of Brendoncare, to nail on to the roof as a permanent link between all the homes.
Brendoncare St Giles View was developed by Octopus Real Estate’s in-house healthcare development team and has been custom designed for Brendoncare, who will lease and operate the new home.
The development is being built by Real and will include 60 purpose built en-suite bedrooms, as well as a café/restaurant, hair and beauty salon and community spaces.
Care services will include respite care, nursing and residential care, dementia care and end of life care.
Marianne Wanstall, Brendoncare’s Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to see our new home at St Giles View coming to life. This is the first new care home for Brendoncare in 4 years, and we are delighted to be expanding our residential, nursing and dementia care services in Winchester. It is great to know that once the home opens this autumn it will be supporting more people in the local area as well as providing social and friendship links for local community groups.”
“We are especially thrilled to welcome residents from Brendoncare Park Road and St Cross Grange to what will be their new home. We are very much looking forward to autumn when the first residents will be able to move in.”
The innovative development is due to open in autumn 2022.