Projects: Institutions

St Augustine’s Care Home

Location:

Addlestone, Surrey

Client:

English Provenience of the Sisters Hospitallers of Sacred Heart of Jesus

Local Authority:

Runnymede Borough Council

The Practice has secured planning permission for the redevelopment of a care home in Addlestone, Surrey.

The St Augustine’s Care Home consent, which consists of two complementary elements, followed a process encompassing positive community liaison reflecting the Government’s Big Society approach in action.

The first part is the redevelopment of an existing care home, owned and managed by the English Provenience of the Sisters Hospitallers of Sacred Heart of Jesus, to provide state-of-the-art dementia care facilities. The second element covers the erection of 40 residential dwellings which will comprise of a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom properties on land which has been deemed surplus to requirements. This will help fund the project.

The scheme will allow the Sisters to remain at the heart of the community in Addlestone for the foreseeable future, serving that community with the very best facilities. Whilst the adjacent enabling residential development will also see vacant land come back into beneficial use and also provide much needed affordable homes for the local area.

The proposals were approved by Runnymede Borough Council subject to a legal agreement which will provide 16 affordable homes and contributions to the Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area.