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Cornerstone Healthcare kicks off construction of £10m Somerset home

Cornerstone Healthcare kicks off construction of £10m Somerset home

Care provider Cornerstone Healthcare has broken ground on its £10m Cale View care home in Wincanton, Somerset.

The 74-bed home will provide care for adults of all ages, with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological and mental health conditions.

Care sector design specialists Northstar will project-manage the build of the nursing home being tackled by Midas Construction.

Cale View is Cornerstone Healthcare’s first home to be built from scratch.

“This is an important day for us and another step closer to our goal of providing 500 specialist care beds. We are delighted to be supported by some of the best companies in the healthcare sector,” said Cornerstone chief executive Johann van Zyl.

“Midas and Northstar are experts in their field, and we know that they will provide us with the best environment for the complex needs of our residents,” he added.

Cale View is the fourth home in the group’s portfolio along with South Africa Lodge and Kitnocks House in Hampshire and Marula Lodge in Surrey.

The £10m project is partly funded by Virgin Money and Cornerstone’s equity investors, Ignite Growth.

“Having developed a close relationship with the management team at Cornerstone over the last few years, the Virgin Money health and social care team are delighted to assist them with this new development," said Virgin Money health and social care director Richard Hornsey.

“The provision of specialist nursing beds is in short supply and the completion of this new home will provide an additional 74 beds providing high levels of complex care. We look forward to working closely with Cornerstone on their future strategic growth," he added.

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