Caring Homes breaks ground on new Ware care home

Caring Homes is adding to its portfolio of elderly care homes with the construction of a new 72-bed home in Ware. Overlooking the river Lea, the purpose-built L-shaped home is designed to meet existing and future demand for residential, nursing and dementia care in the Hertfordshire town.

Produced by Architects Design Group the four-storey modern building has traditional features with brick, render and timber-clad facades to complement the existing streetscape and neighbouring residential site. Building is being carried out by contractors Dalton Homes, who constructed Caring Homes’ Belmont House in Sutton which opened in July 2016.

Welcoming and eye-catching design details include a large glazed entrance, stepped outline and irregular roof line, with balconies to provide additional external space and form a natural sun shade.

The home’s central core is flanked by two wings which allow maximum solar gains to be achieved at different times of the day. A homely internal environment is created with small ‘family’ sections on each side incorporating multi-functional day spaces around clusters of bedrooms. All have easy access to the shared central bistro, hairdresser, cinema and lounges. This layout enables external community involvement and use of facilities for the benefit of residents without intruding on privacy.

Many ground floor bedrooms and communal spaces have direct access to the gardens and a courtyard roof terrace offers additional green space to enjoy the outdoors, both designed by Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer.

Nicola Thornton, Planning and Building Development Manager for Caring Homes, says: “Construction is going well at the site, and we are very pleased with progress. Our new Ware home will be an important addition to our elderly care home group, expanding our offering of high quality care provision in Hertfordshire.”

Picture shows Caring Homes and Dalton Homes representatives on site.

Riverside Place

Home Manager

Katie Wilkinson


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0808 208 4570
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