Builders hand over key to Brendoncare’s new St Giles View care home in Winchester

Written by: Alison Reijman Published: June 29, 2023

To mark its completion, Brendoncare received the key to its new purpose-built 60 bed care home in the city from construction company, Real.

Presenting the symbolic key to residents Pamela Blackburn and Irene Ley was Paul Shillabeer, Real South West’s St Giles View Project Manager. Pamela and Irene will be moving to St Giles View from Brendoncare Park Road in Winchester.

St Giles View in Quarry Road is Brendoncare’s first care home in Winchester City to provide dedicated dementia care as well as nursing, respite and end of life (palliative) care.

Set over four floors, the purpose-built care home also offers communal areas. This is to enable members of the local community to join residents in a range of activities that improve wellbeing and combat loneliness.

Residents from Brendoncare’s Park Road and St Cross Grange care homes, operated by charity care provider Greensleeves, will be the first occupants of St Giles View.

Marianne Wanstall, Brendoncare’s Chief Executive, said: “We are all thrilled to see the completion of St Giles View, our first new care home for five years. This is another notable milestone for us as St Giles View expands our care services in Winchester to include dedicated dementia care as well as nursing, respite and end of life.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming St Giles View’s first residents from Brendoncare Park Road and St Cross Grange, as well as our fantastic new caring team who will be working there.

“It’s also wonderful that St Giles View will be supporting more people in the local area, providing new social links for community groups in this part of Winchester.”

Octopus Real Estate’s in-house healthcare division both designed and developed St Giles View. Development funding was provided by its flagship Octopus Healthcare Fund from whom Brendoncare has agreed a long term lease for the new nursing home.

Max Weitzmann, Investment Director, Octopus Real Estate, said: “Everyone at Octopus Real Estate is delighted to see this brand new care home achieve completion and come to life with Brendoncare – one of Hampshire’s best elderly care providers – taking the keys and opening the doors. Marianne and the team have been a pleasure to work with. We look forward to seeing the home thrive over the coming years.”

Built by construction company Real South West, work started on Brendoncare St Giles View in early 2021.

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