Published: 27 March 2019
The sale of new homes in Maida Vale will help to fund high-quality care provisions for some of Westminster’s most vulnerable residents.
The development at Beachcroft House will tackle the need for both housing and care spaces in Westminster, combining new apartments for local buyers and an 84-bed nursing home on the same site, with updated facilities and private bathrooms for residents.
This is the first phase in a major regeneration of specialist care provisions in Westminster, which aims to deliver the next generation of care homes through an innovative cross-funding model.
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration, said:
“Making sure we can provide enough care spaces is one of our biggest challenges in Westminster.
“At Beachcroft House we’re meeting this task head on by building much needed new homes, then ploughing the profit straight into a new care home. We’re making our money go further, whilst providing facilities that help to create an even stronger community in our borough.”
The 31 apartments, due for occupation from summer 2020, will be put on the market with the profits helping to top up the funds already being put forward by the council for the new care facility.
The new development has been designed to fit seamlessly into the local area and to provide a supportive community for residents, incorporating the latest technology and facilities such as a dementia-supportive garden.
In Westminster there are currently 202 people aged 65+ living in residential care homes and a further 191 within nursing care homes, with 87 new long-term admissions so far in 2018/19. Projects like Beachcroft House aim to meet this growing demand for residential care and form part of the Council’s vision to create a City for All.