RED Construction London, a regional arm of RED Construction Group that operates in across London and the south east, has announced its appointment to deliver phase one of The Sheppard Trust’s redevelopment of the Royal Cambridge Home in Surrey.
As part of the £8m first phase, RED Construction London will carry out works to demolish around two thirds of the existing buildings, replacing the section with a state-of-the-art 32-bed care home. The new building will be fully wheelchair accessible and will provide residential long term and respite care. Specialist architects, PRP, have carefully designed the new care home to respect the street scene and conservation area, by creating elegant buildings which are reflective of the villas that currently occupy the site. Each of the 32 bedrooms will be fitted with ensuite bathrooms, and the new home will provide high quality communal facilities including a lounge overlooking the gardens as well as a hair and beauty treatment room and a full catering kitchen.
Located in East Molesey and operating as a not-for-profit facility, the redevelopment will optimise the site’s ability to provide high quality facilities for the elderly, so that the Royal Cambridge Home can continue to offer first class care in a building designed to meet modern requirements.
When completed, Royal Cambridge Home will vacate the remaining property on site to enable its partner charity, The Sheppard Trust, to proceed with its phase two project, providing 60 one bedroomed flats for independent living, along with high quality communal facilities, designed for older women in need.
Mark Iori, Operations Director at RED Construction London, commented: “At RED Construction London, our aim is to deliver great schemes fit for the future, so we could not be happier to work on phase one of this redevelopment for The Sheppard Trust and Royal Cambridge Home. Our team have extensive experience across a broad range of projects, from considered restoration work to new builds and fit-outs, and we are looking forward to delivering a key element of the new and improved Royal Cambridge Home scheme.”
Robert Dowler, Chair of Trustees for Royal Cambridge Home, said: “It is the aim of the Royal Cambridge Home to provide care for our residents of the highest standard, achievable with bespoke facilities that allow our well-trained and motivated staff to shine. This development will enable us to continue to offer the best care within an elevated custom built home, suitable for 21st century care requirements. RED Construction London’s track record, and their understanding of our needs, make the team the perfect partner for phase one of this development. We are very pleased to have them on board.”
This news follows RED Construction London’s recent appointment to deliver elevated office spaces within Barwood Capital’s redevelopment of ‘Explore’. The 45,000 sq ft space previously known as ‘Eton House’ will be undergoing refurbishment with the purpose of providing a prime sustainable office space as well as additional amenities.
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