Advance preview of ultra-modern Cotswolds care home


Edwardstow Court dementia and residential care facility to open in early 2018

Care home provider, The Orders of St John Care Trust, (OSJCT) and construction contractor, Stepnell, have released the first images from Edwardstow Court, a newly-completed, state-of-the-art care centre in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Stepnell has just finished work on the £5.4m ultra-modern facility, which will offer specialist dementia and residential care, welcoming its first residents early next year.

Designed by Hunters architectural practice, the three-storey, 48-bedroom care home features stylish and comfortable modern surroundings arranged in small ‘households’ comprising eight bedrooms.

Each will have its own relaxing and sociable living space including a sitting room, kitchen and dining area.

Among a range of communal facilities for residents are a hair and beauty salon, a shop and a café/tearoom where they can entertain guests.

The care centre’s large single bedrooms all have en-suite shower facilities with assisted bathrooms.

In keeping with its surroundings, the sensitively-designed care home has a traditional Cotswold stone exterior. The roof is partly tiled in natural stone while also incorporating an environmentally-friendly living ‘green roof’ section made of sedum plants which absorb rainwater and provide a habitat for wildlife.

Outside, there is a landscaped and secure sensory garden and communal gardens which can be reached from the café.

Stepnell construction director, Bill Haynes, said: “This is a fantastic development where residents will benefit from the very-best dementia and residential care in a friendly and attractive ‘home from home’ living environment.”

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