Southern Team hand over £8.5m care project in South Gloucestershire

Stepnell Southern Team successfully handed over Little Heath Care Home and Reablement Centre to Brunelcare immediately prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

Stepnell have completed this £8.5m project, which, via their agreement with Brackley Investments has provided Brunelcare with a new 64-bed care home – designed and built to support the specialist needs of elderly people and people living with dementia – housing dining areas, communal lounges, a hair and beauty salon, function room and shop, plus fitness and gym facilities. The scheme’s connecting 24-bed Reablement Centre provides separate transitory accommodation and rehabilitation services for people leaving hospital in need of temporary step-down care before returning home.

David Brill, Director for Brackley Investments said:

“The Stepnell team have overcome several key technical challenges and delivered to the exacting demands of the Care Provider a scheme that has rightly received significant acclaim since completion.”

Stepnell Joint Managing Director, Tom Wakeford said:

“Our teams have extensive experience working with care specialists, so we’re glad that we could get this project over the line for Brunelcare and add it to our wider portfolio of projects in the sector.”

Key Features;

  • Each room has ensuite facilities with level access wet rooms
  • Nurse call system
  • On site laundry services available through commercial washers and dryers
  • Tailored meals prepared in the newly installed catering kitchen
  • Mobility aids installed such as bathing facilities and hoists with lift access throughout
  • Specialist dementia care
  • “Town Square” that replicates a town square or busy high street. Included in the town square is a hairdressers, shop and coffee shop. The shops fronts where created by Stepnell’s in-house Joinery Team.


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