Stepnell Salutes Disabled Veterans With Specialist Care Home Completion

COMPLETE construction partner Stepnell has finished a new, high specification care facility in High Wycombe for the charity Royal Star & Garter, which provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

The £25m scheme offers award-winning nursing, dementia and therapeutic care in a welcoming and stimulating environment for the ex-service community and their partners.

Stepnell’s Wantage team worked with Scurr Architects across a 83-week programme to create the four-storey facility that has already secured a prestigious BREEAM Excellent rating.

The development provides accommodation for 74 residents, including purpose-designed dementia care for 30 service users, alongside contemporary communal facilities such as a large dining room, lounge, physiotherapy room, bar, hair salon and activity and training rooms. There is also a landscaped garden area for residents to enjoy, alongside large communal terraces on each floor of the development.

Rob Speirs, regional director at Stepnell, said: “We are really proud of the completed project and have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with such an amazing charity. Being able to create a comfortable space where veterans can benefit from the high-quality care they deserve has been incredibly rewarding for the Stepnell team, and something we hope to do again in the future.”

Stepnell has a wealth of experience delivering care facilities that have incorporated both extra care and specialist dementia care with over 1,950 beds to date.

Rob continued: “Royal Star & Garter’s Wycombe Home is a great addition to Stepnell’s portfolio of luxury care facilities. Health and care is one of Stepnell’s key sectors, and our specialist teams have managed to deliver a wide range of modern, state-of-the-art schemes across the UK in recent years.”

Andy Cole, chief executive of Royal Star & Garter, said: “We are immensely proud of our stunning new home and of everything that it represents. It enables us to care for even more veterans and their partners through specialist residential car and day care for people living with disability and dementia.”