A major milestone was reached in the construction of a new Baycroft care home in Orpington today. The building was ‘topped out’ as the final section of the roof was put in place by Mayor of Bromley Cllr Ian Payne. The property, developed by the leading healthcare investor and developer, Octopus Healthcare, will be the first of Baycroft’s new line of care homes to open and will offer its 75 residents their own bespoke bedroom within luxury surroundings and hotel standard services.
Once the home is fully operational it will create 80 new jobs at a range of levels from nurses to chefs and dementia care specialists. Recruitment will begin in April.
Cllr Ian Payne, Mayor of Bromley, said:
“I’m delighted Baycroft is investing in this prestigious new development in Orpington, bringing 80 new jobs to the area. Older people are such an important part of our community and it’s important they have great places to live.”
Andrew Winstanley, Managing Director of Baycroft, said:
“After a lifetime of hard work and success we want to make sure our residents’ older years are better years. There is a nationwide shortage of great care homes and Baycroft Gray’s Farm Road will help fill the gap, giving high-quality personal care while being near family and Orpington’s fantastic community.”
The development includes a beautiful landscaped garden and luxury dining area where fresh, locally sourced and seasonal meals will be served. Residents will also be encouraged to enjoy the on-site cinema, library, hair salon, spa treatment room and gym.
Andrew Winstanley added:
“We are looking for something special in our staff and we are offering market leading pay and benefits to all Baycroft staff. They will also be joining the broader One Housing family, which offers significant career opportunities.”
Richard Dooley, Development Director at Octopus Healthcare commented:
“This exemplar care home is a best-in-class development designed to be at the forefront of care provision within Orpington and the surrounding locality. Both the property and the range of care services available have been designed to support the demands of the ageing population and growing needs of the community. The team at Octopus Healthcare is excited to be working with One Housing over the coming years to develop more care homes for the communities across the South East of England”.
Baycroft is part of award winning care and supported housing provider One Housing, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The launch of Baycroft is part of One Housing’s strategy to build over 1,000 high quality units for older people to enjoy living over the next three years.