Knight Frank has announced the winners of the sixth edition of its UK Luxury Care Home Awards, recognising best-in-class providers of care across the country.
Knight Frank’s 2022 Luxury Care Home Guide lists the UK’s top 100 luxury care homes and recognises three overall winners, each of which are judged on the quality of care they provide, the design of their homes and the strength of any renovation and refurbishment work undertaken.
This year’s winners of the Luxury Care Home Guide Awards were:
- 2022 Luxury Care Home Award, recognising the highest quality care and hospitality services in the luxury market: Signature at Beckenham, operated by Signature Care Homes
- 2022 Care Home Design Award, recognising innovation and excellent design in line with the highest sustainability standards: Kitwood House, operated by L&M Healthcare
- 2022 Renovation and Refurbishment Award, recognising the preservation of heritage and the quality of redesign and repositioning works: Avery Park, operated by Avery Healthcare
Phil Burgan, Chairman and CEO of Maria Mallaband Care Group, was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the sector during his 25-year career.
Following a virtual awards presentation announcing the winners of the 2021 Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Awards, winners were this year able to attend the in-person ceremony. A CEO panel consisting of leaders from across the sector shared their thoughts on the outlook for the healthcare property sector in the post-pandemic period, and Olympic gold medallist and television presenter Denise Lewis also delivered an inspirational speech to the audience.
Following a 2021 Guide which saw a record number of submissions, Knight Frank’s 2022 Luxury Care Home Guide saw submissions from companies representing over £3 billion in asset value, with the top 100 homes in the guide representing approximately £2 billion. All operators featuring in the Guide’s top 100 list demonstrated exceptional standards of care and design in the challenging context of the pandemic.
Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank, commented: “Knight Frank’s Luxury Care Home Guide continues to go from strength to strength each year. The prestige of the Guide, which is well regarded as the gold standard of luxury care home recognition in the UK, is illustrated by the consistently high number of submissions received and the £2 billion in assets represented by the Guide’s top 100 care homes. All care homes recognised in the Guide have delivered outstanding levels of care over the past year. They continue to innovate, with resident wellbeing front-of-mind, to future-proof their homes and protect against future shocks to the industry. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and event partner for helping to organise this in-person event, as well as to all the excellent speakers on the evening, not least our inspiring celebrity guest Denise Lewis.”
The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of high standards of elderly care. Knight Frank’s annual UK Healthcare Development Opportunities 2021 research report recently highlighted the limited growth of new high-quality care home stock relative to increasing demand. With the UK’s over 85 population set to grow from 1.6 million in 2020 to 3.7 million by 2050, the provision of high-quality, amenitised and wellbeing-focused care homes is of paramount importance. The recognition of best-in-class care home providers through Knight Frank’s Luxury Care Home Guide highlights those operators which set the benchmark for future care provision.