Barchester Building 14 New Care Homes by the End of 2012

BarchesterHealthcare, theUK’s largest quality care provider, will grow its already extensive portfolio by six percent annually, delivering 14 new care homes by the end of 2012.

Barchester has recently opened four brand new homes and Wadhurst Manor inEast Sussexis the next in line to open this autumn. Furthermore, through a mixture of leasing and self-funding, another 13 homes are on track to join the Barchester fold.

In total, these 14 properties will create 886 beds providing high quality care to their neighbouring communities as well as creating new jobs in the area.

Jim Fogden, Director of Acquisitions and Business Development atBarchester, said: “We aim to provide superior care in superior care homes. For us to do this, we have found that our best route is to source land ourselves in carefully chosen locations and then provide the best possible support to our staff who, in turn, then provide the best possible care to our residents.

“But at a time when bank funding is difficult to secure, we recognise that in order to fulfil demand for our care services and continue to expand the business, we must take a more dynamic approach.”

The company is always looking for new opportunities to grow.

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Recently Opened Developments

  • A 60 bed care home in Hurst Green,Surrey
  • A 77 bed care home in Bramley Green, Hampshire
  • A 64 bed care home in Chellaston, Derbyshire
  • A 60 bed care home inBasingstoke, Hampshire

 New Developments:

  • A 65 bed care home in Wadhurst,East Sussex
  • A 60 bed care home in Ashchurch,Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  • A 70 bed care home in Mollington nearChester,Cheshire
  • A 55 bed care home in Five Ash Down, near Uckfield,East Sussex
  • A 60 bed care home in Brackley, Northamptonshire
  • A 60 bed care homeLudlow,Shropshire
  • A 60 bed care home in Hopton, Great Yarmouth,Suffolk
  • A 58 bed care home inLakeside,Jersey
  • A 50 bed care home in Lymm,Cheshire
  • A 60 bed care home in Saltford, nearBath,Somerset
  • An 80 bed care home in  Balsall Common, Warwickshire
  • A 78 bed care home in Guildford,Surrey
  • A 50 bed home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • A 80 bed care home in Worcester, Worcestershire