Stepnell salutes disabled veterans with specialist care home completion


Construction company finishes new disability and dementia facility for the Royal Star & Garter

Stepnell has finished a new, high-specification care facility in High Wycombe for the charity Royal Star & Garter, which provides 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 an 83-week programme to create the four-storey facility that has already secured a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability 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 alongside large communal terraces on each floor of the development.

Rob Speirs, regional director at Stepnell, said: “Being able to create a comfortable space where veterans can benefit from the high-quality care they deserve has been incredibly rewarding for the team, and something we hope to do again in the future.”

Andy Cole, chief executive of Royal Star & Garter, added: “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 care and day care for people living with disability and dementia.”

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