News Council approves Signature's luxury care home

Council approves Signature's luxury care home

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May 03, 2022

Kingston Council have approved planning permission for Signature Senior Lifestyle to build a luxury care home with 86 luxurious suites. Working alongside PRP, Signature will build the high-quality care home to bring award-winning and tailored assisted living, nursing and dementia care to Surbiton.

The Ewell Road site’s currently disused office and car park will be demolished, and replaced by a five-storey state-of-the-art care home, complete with parking facilities, a garden and cutting-edge technology to reduce the building’s carbon emission reductions by at least 50%.

The Surbiton care home will add to Signature’s growing family of 36 care homes across London and South East. Each come complete with private rooms, communal facilities and services designed specifically to support and enhance the daily lives of our residents.

Facilities in a Signature home typically include; activity rooms, sun terraces and landscaped gardens, including a sensory area for dementia residents, health and spa rooms, for relaxation and treatments, restaurant and Signature café serving residents and their visitors, a cinema room, a hair salon and therapy room and specialist dementia communities within each home, supported by their own dedicated and secure facilities.

The arrival of the care home will also bring approximately 120 new jobs in a range of full-time and part-time roles, to the local economy.

Wayne Pryce, Group Director of Development & Construction at Signature Senior Lifestyle, said: “The approval of our plans for a state-of-the-art care home in Surbiton marks another exciting step in Signature’s journey.

“We lead the way in demonstrating what is possible in the care home sector through marrying innovation and new technology to the wellbeing of residents, their loved ones and our colleagues. We look forward constructing and opening the new home so that the wider Surbiton community can experience our offer of award-winning care, luxurious surroundings and top-quality dining and nutrition.

“Signature is also proud to be a workplace that cares as much for our colleagues as we do for our residents, by offering industry leading benefits, along with tailored training and development opportunities. We look forward to progressing this project, and eventually building caring relationships with new residents and welcoming talented new colleagues to the care home.”

Simon Atkins, associate director at PRP said: “The scheme addresses the local demand for specialised care and we are delighted about this great outcome for Surbiton and the wider community. This is a really ambitious project that will regenerate a challenging site, placing age-friendly housing in the centre of bustling Surbiton. Receiving unanimous approval by the planning committee, is testament to the high-quality design.

“The care home successfully abstracts elements of materiality, detailing and composition from its urban context. The resulting home will be non-institutional, creating a domestic character within a building of architectural distinction.

Simon continued: “The scheme marks the third planning approval for Signature by PRP in the last 12 months, and it is great working with a client who believes that design quality adds real value to a building and place.”