South Cerney gets the Go Ahead
Cotswold District Council has approved StepCare’s new care home tailored for the architectural language of South Cerney in the Cotswolds Water Park. The new 64-bed home will provide care in a stunning setting for local people.
The StepCare design team worked with the council to choose a range of materials and palettes of colours that complement the local surroundings. Interior design is being handled by consultancy spacezero.
David Brill, Director at Stepnell, commented: "This is a real milestone. We are very pleased that the council have agreed to the project. We hope to get it built in a year generating a wonderful, efficient new care home for the residents that will live there."
The project is the first StepCare design to have been put into planning. The scheme is expected to start on site in May 2015 and is due to complete in 2016.
StepCare is an 80 or 64 bedroom, two storey dementia and Nursing care home that can be built for 15-25% less than traditional procurement methods, and delivered in a 30% shorter timescale. Schemes are contracted to achieve the University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre Gold Standard.
"StepCare can make a real difference to the cost and delivery of care homes whilst maintaining outstanding design quality," said Hunters Director James Wallace. "The scheme in South Cerney is, we hope, the first of many that will bring designs that both improve staffing efficiency and deliver a home from home for residents."