New £7.5 million Warwick care home hits major construction milestone

WCS Care’s new £7.5 million care home in Warwick is a step closer to completion after passing a major construction milestone.

The roof of Woodside Care Village on Spinney Hill is now complete and internal work has recently started at the deluxe village-style experience for 72 residents including older people and people with dementia, which will open in Autumn 2019.

It will feature family-scale households for six or seven people with ensuite bedrooms for everyone, as well as a spa, salon, cinema, and café plus table tennis and a side-by-side bike-for-two, complete with a cycle track – all designed to ensure the people who live there enjoy life as much as possible.

The state-of-the-art home has been designed for Warwickshire-based charity WCS Care by local architects Robothams and will encourage people to spend more time outdoors, which has benefits to health and wellbeing.

External walkways will replace internal corridors and an open-air courtyard will provide easy access to features including a shop and traditional launderette.

Built by Coventry-based Deeley Construction, Woodside Care Village will feature the latest technology that will enhance and integrate into daily life without being intrusive.

Smart phone apps connected to mobile care monitoring will mean carers spend more time with residents. It’s linked to a Relative’s Gateway, where people can check and interact with their loved ones’ care 24-hours a day, wherever they are with an internet connection.

A ‘topping-out’ ceremony was held this week (Tuesday 26 February 2019) to mark the three-story home reaching its highest point.

Christine Asbury, WCS Care’s Chief Executive, said: ‘In all WCS Care homes, our ambition is that every day is well lived for our residents – that means we provide plenty of opportunities for people to try something new and enjoy what they’ve always done.

We’re really excited because we’re creating a home at Woodside Care Village that’s designed specifically to deliver this ambition for the people who will live there.

And marking this construction milestone means we’re a step closer to welcoming the first residents through our doors in the autumn.’

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