Project Spirit, Watford
Carpenders Park, Watford
76 bed Care Home with associated amenity space, landscaping and car parking
JCT Design & Build
Potter Raper are providing fund monitoring services developing existing farmland into a new-build care home comprising three independent buildings connected by a glazed link bridge. 78 bedrooms with en-suite facilities for the elderly, specifically for nursing and dementia care, with associated amenities that include car parking and a private landscaped residents’ garden.
The care home is being built on the site of a former dairy; therefore, its design takes cues from the existing agricultural theme to replicate a series of barns and farm buildings. The scheme utilises glazed links, horizontal timber boarding and zinc dormers to provide a striking design.
The development is entirely funded by Aviva Investors, with Frontier as developers and One Housing Group taking the head lease.
The care home will be marketed as a low-care facility. However, due diligence has been undertaken with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and they are satisfied that the facility will meet the minimum requirements to pass their audit once complete.