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Whiteley Village Trust choose Castleoak for heritage project

Updated: Jul 24

Castleoak has been selected by The Whiteley Homes Trust as its design and build partner for a new ambitious £8.4 million design and build project.

The overall £10.5 million project at Whiteley Village in Surrey is part of a modernisation programme that will improve the communal facilities for all village residents.

Whiteley Village, the Edwardian retirement community, celebrated its centenary in 2017.  Set in parkland near Walton-on-Thames, the village includes over two hundred and sixty alms houses, a care home and extra care apartments and is today home to 500 residents of limited financial means.

The new care hub, due to open in Spring 2019, will provide a modern 30-bed care home across two floors plus communal space for residents. Also a bistro style café, offices and health suite will offer facilities for all village residents to enjoy.

“Castleoak’s specialism in design and build for the care sector and track record of quality delivery gave us confidence to select them as our partner” said Chandra McGowan, Chief Executive of Whiteley Village.  “The care hub will enable us to continue to offer the best in retirement living and support clinical care within our community,” she added.

“Whiteley Village is a unique community.  We’re proud to have been selected as design and build partners” said Craig Currie, Chief Executive at Castleoak.  “Creating quality living space is our purpose as a business.  We have the opportunity to apply our specialist skills to help bring the best in modern care to Whiteley Village.”

The care hub has been designed by Levitt Bernstein and Francis Roberts Architects.

A ground breaking ceremony took place on Friday 9th February 2018 to mark the start of the construction programme.  Dominic Raab, MP and Minister of State for Housing was in attendance together and representatives from the Whiteley Village resident community.

Read more about the project here


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