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CHD Living refurbishes Surrey dementia care centre

CHD Living refurbishes Surrey dementia care centre

CHD Living has announced a £4m redesign and refurbishment of its Surrey Heights dementia care centre.

Owned and operated by CHD Living for over 35 years, the building was once the retreat of novelist George Eliot and inventor Sir Henry Cole.

Ground broke in September and the centre has remained operational throughout its phased completion. The first phase is expected to conclude this summer, with a full home launch scheduled for the end of this year.

The redesign of Surrey Heights is influenced by the HAPPI (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation) Design principles, and reflects the centre's historical significance by preserving and improving its architectural features, while prioritising environmental sustainability.

Smart rooms will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including the use of AI for falls detection and Alexa Smart Property technology. The redesigned centre will feature safe gardens and terraces, 28 new and 19 refurbished bedrooms, a new conservatory, cinema, spa salon, exercise room, and billiards room.

Funding for the project has been provided by the Coutts Healthcare Team.

Liakat Hasham, co-founder and CEO of CHD Living, said: “This investment in Surrey Heights is a testament to our family’s commitment to enriching the lives of those we care for. By marrying our heritage with the latest innovations in care, we are setting a new norm for what it means to live in a care home. Our team members and partners have all put their heart and soul into the project and we are really looking forward to unveiling the centre at the end of the year. We’d like to thank Coutts Healthcare, and all involved.”

Dawn Kavanagh, home manager, commented: “These enhancements will profoundly affect how we support our residents, transforming Surrey Heights into not just a place to live, but a place where they can continue to thrive.”

Nigel Patel at Coutts Healthcare added: “The Coutts Healthcare team is thrilled to support CHD Living's second major refurbishment and extension, the first of which was completed in 2023. Our devotion to providing insightful advice and delivering a first-class service is perfectly aligned with CHD Living's approach to care. This partnership showcases our mutual dedication to enhancing the lives of individuals needing support, and by working closely with their team, we're not just investing in a property; we're contributing to a project that will make a profound impact, building on a legacy of trust, mutual understanding, and long-standing relationships. We're proud to be part of this transformative journey, helping to facilitate a modern, dynamic, and innovative care environment that will benefit residents for years to come.”

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