Highwood Group, a Romsey-based property developer, has broken ground on a care home in the village of Horndean, working in partnership with specialist care operator Barchester Healthcare.
Set on the boundary to the South Downs National Park, the project will be delivered in two phases and working in partnership with two of the UK’s care and retirement operators.
The first phase is a 60-bed care home featuring a best-in-class ‘C’ shape design, which has now commenced work, in collaboration with Barchester. The second phase will comprise a net-zero retirement village with 120 homes in partnership with Inspired Villages. Completion of the care home is expected in summer 2023.
Phase two, which has just been agreed with operator Inspired Villages, has outline planning permission for 120 retirement dwellings. Inspired Villages has committed to deliver the later years’ development as a net-zero carbon regulated retirement community for the over 65s. The submission for Reserved Matters for the retirement village will be made in the new year, with work due to start in 2022.
Neal Dale, Development Director at Inspired Villages, said: