£8.5m Newport Care Home

  3 July 2014    

£8.5m Newport Care Home

The ground breaking ceremony for a new £8.5 million care home at a former garden centre site, takes place today 3rd July.

Developers, Castleoak, are transforming the former Wyevale garden centre at Castleton, on the outskirts of Newport, into a new 80-bed care home. The new home will be leased and run by one of the UK’s leading care home operators, Barchester Healthcare, and will provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as bringing 100 jobs to the area.

Steve Bucknell, managing director of Castleoak, said: “The new care home will be built on the site of Castleton’s Wyevale Garden Centre and will bring much needed high quality care accommodation to east Cardiff and Newport. The operation of the care home by Barchester Healthcare will also bring more than 100 long-term full-time equivalent jobs to the local area when it opens spring 2015.”

The development at Castleton is one of eighteen care homes that CD Gray & Associates have helped design for Castleoak.

Clare Cooke, Civil Engineering Director at CD Gray, said: “Having assisted Castleoak with projects all over the UK it is particularly pleasing to be involved with one of their first care homes in Wales. The site has presented many challenges, in particular the aim of having zero waste leaving the site. Extensive ground modelling and re-use of existing site materials has been a key factor in the success of the project.”

The project is being promoted by Constructing Excellence in Wales as one of its flagship “Zero Waste” schemes.

Funding for the new home is provided by the CarePlaces Fund, a joint venture between Castleoak and sustainable growth investor, Bridges Ventures.