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Team behind multi-million pound Sidcup care home celebrates ‘topping out’

Added on: 14th June, 2018 by Becky_45495

Team behind multi-million pound Sidcup care home celebrates ‘topping out’

Cllr Peter Reader, Mayor of Bexley and Mayoress Irene Reader with the CastleOak and Care UK team at topping out ceremony for a new Care UK care home in Sidcup, Kent.

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Thu, 14 June 2018

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A multi-million pound Sidcup care home has marked its latest construction milestone with the help of the local mayor.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley, Peter Reader and Irene Reader, joined the Care UK team and representatives from developer and construction partner, Castleoak, for a ‘topping out’ ceremony at the Frognal Avenue site.

The purpose-built care home – which is expected to welcome its first residents in spring 2019 – will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 80 older people, with facilities including its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.

Gary Renton, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, the Sidcup site represents a major investment for Care UK and reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town.

“I am delighted to have been a part of this milestone as we step ever-closer to opening the doors to the people of Sidcup. We are honoured that the Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley were able to celebrate the occasion with us and look forward to welcoming them back to the care home once complete.”

Doug Jones, managing director at Castleoak, added: “It is a pleasure working with Care UK yet again to create a welcoming and fit-for-purpose home – we could not have asked for a more cohesive approach.

“We are proud to be delivering a high-quality facility for the local community that will welcome many residents for years to come.”

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.

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