£10m Monmouth Care Village Given Go Ahead
PSP Healthcare, the rapidly expanding elderly nursing and care home group managed by brothers Preyen and Shrien Dewani together with their father Prakash, are delighted with the recent planning permission for a pioneering Care Village at the site of their leasehold Nursing home in Monmouth, South Wales.
A phased programme over the next 18 months will see the £10m construction of a state of the art 90 bedded Nursing and Residential Care home together with 33 specially designed close care apartments and cottages for the elderly.
The project will be managed by Andrew Wilson Partnership from Bristol who were engaged to obtain the planning consent by the site owners Gibraltar Holdings Ltd. Senior Partner Andrew Wilson told us, “Gibraltar House currently provides nursing and residential care for 35 residents many of whom suffer from dementia. Whilst the quality of care delivered by PSP Healthcare has an impeccable reputation, the fabric of the current building is tired and not up to modern standards. Together with the Architect Phil Lewis from KWL, in Newport, we have a proven track record in building Award Winning Care Villages in England and so very much look forward to giving Monmouth the first one in Wales.”
PSP Healthcare, will manage the site as its registered operators, and say that over 50 new jobs will be created with the Care Village. Its Managing Director, Preyen Dewani, comments that “the new facility will provide a level of accommodation and facility that just does not exist in Wales today. All of the bedrooms will be 20sq m in size and fully ensuite with an integrated electric ceiling hoist system from Denmark that will significantly ease a bed-bound resident’s transfer to the bathroom. The new home will house a health complex with a hydro-therapy pool, a specially adapted gym for the elderly, personal therapy rooms as well as hair dressing salons on each floor. An internet café, library and a special cinema room to screen all the old flicks will facilitate popular past times” He went on to say that “…we are fortunate to live in decent accommodation and enjoy good food, entertainment and activities, so there is no reason why our elderly should not have the best as well.”
PSP Healthcare is moving into the Care Village sector after exceptional success in the operation of nursing and care homes. Managing Director and elder brother, Preyen, was recently listed as one of the top 20 in the healthcare sector to watch, and has some exciting plans to further expand the group over the next few years in this country and in India where they are currently in talks to develop “Ashrams” where people from this country may spend their retirement.
The Monmouth Care Village will be set in landscaped sensory gardens and will provide specially designed mobility friendly two bedroom cottages and apartments for those not immediately requiring the full services of the care home. “The concept,” explained Preyen, “is that a couple may release their equity by selling their property and move into the Village on a tenancy for the duration of their life. They can lead an independent life whilst living in a secure, well maintained community with neighbours at a similar stage. If it becomes necessary for one of the partners to become a resident in the care home it would cause minimal disruption to the family as everything is in one Village !”.