Signature brings the good life to Surbiton
Kingston Council has approved planning permission for Signature Senior Lifestyle to build an 86-bed luxury care home in Surbiton, Greater London.
Working with PRP Architects, Signature’s latest home will offer assisted living, nursing, and dementia care in a five-storey, state-of-the-art building on Ewell Road. A disused office and car park will be demolished.
The new home, which will add to Signature’s burgeoning portfolio of 36 care homes across London and the South East, will boast cutting-edge technology to reduce the building’s carbon emission reductions by at least half.
The Surbiton home is likely to offer activity rooms, landscaped gardens, sensory areas, spa and therapy rooms, a restaurant and café, a cinema room, a hair salon, and a specialist dementia community supported by dedicated and secure facilities. Approximately 120 full- and part-time jobs will be created.
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.
“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.”