Family Business Completes £9.9 Million Luxury Care Home
22nd March 2015 Paul Andrews
Wates Construction has handed over the keys to Signature Senior Lifestyle’s newest luxury senior living community on Pegs Lane in Hertford.
Work on Bentley House began in 2013 and has seen Wates create a five-storey, 5,000 sq m registered care home featuring 85 private studio apartments and one-bedroom suites.
Now open to residents, Bentley House also includes 18 specialist dementia suites, shared lounge areas and spa bathrooms on each floor. Additional facilities include a cinema room, hair salon and private dining areas.
Set in courtyard-style grounds, the new development also includes potting gardens, raised beds and a greenhouse for residents’ recreational use, all of which create a comfortable, friendly and home-like environment.
Throughout the project, Wates and Signature have fulfilled a joint pledge to ensure that the development work brings with it a benefit to the regional economy, including the appointment of £600k worth of supplier and sub-contractor packages to local SMEs.
Ian Vickers, Managing Director, Wates Construction Home Counties, commented: “The Wates team has spent the past year breathing new life into a former office building to create a nurturing care home that offers comfort and luxury. Signature’s ambition is to provide senior living communities that enhance quality of life and we are very proud to have been the contractor entrusted to deliver on this vision at Bentley House.”
Wayne Pryce, Director of Development and Construction for Signature Senior Lifestyle, added: “Wates has helped Signature provide what we think is the best care home in the area. This has not been a straightforward project but with Wates’ support, the office conversion has exceeded our expectations. Our new home is filling quickly and our residents are now enjoying the best care in an amazing environment.”