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Cornerstone Healthcare Secures Planning Approval For Specialist Nursing Home

Award-winning specialist care provider Cornerstone Healthcare has received planning consent for a new build, 80 bed service within the Imperial Park development in the south of Bristol.

The new home is the first in an innovative partnership between specialist care home architect and project management consultancy Northstar and sustainability experts Sustainable Construction Services (SCS).

Cornerstone CEO, Johann van Zyl, commented: “This really is a milestone day for the company as we look to expand our provision of complex care services across the south of England”.

“This ‘green’ building has been designed to be thermally efficient, meaning it will retain heat in the winter and stay cool in summer for longer. The 80-bed home will have solar panels on the roof to provide electricity and use environmentally friendly air source heat pumps to heat or cool the building.”

Danny Sharpe of care home designers, Northstar said “We are on course for a certification of ‘Excellent’ from the World’s leading sustainability assessment body – the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).  Our client – Cornerstone Healthcare – is very forward thinking and sees the huge benefits in having a thermally efficient, ‘green’ building which will lead the way for care homes in the future.”

The home, which will bring 140 jobs to the local area, will also have a beautiful living roof. This rooftop garden is not only a wonderful feature for residents but will also benefit the local wildlife and, alongside a sustainable drainage system which will manage rainwater attenuation.