Following a 2013 review of Bournemouth’s care homes, to ensure they met the needs of the town’s growing elderly population, the decision was taken to close two existing homes and rebuild another in Tuckton, Southbourne.
Situated between Boscombe and Christchurch, Southbourne is a suburb of Bournemouth. An ideal base for exploring the New Forest, it’s a popular holiday resort just inland from the charming village of Christchurch.
In 2014, Midas Southern, a division of The Midas Group began construction of the new 50 bedroomed Wickmead Care Home for Care South. When completed, this state-of-the-art facility will offer elderly, specialist dementia and nursing care. A major aspect of the development of Wickmead Care Home was the external landscaping, with a brief that included…
- That it should stimulate the senses
- Be a place for residents to enjoy spending time with family and friends
- Protect existing tress by using ‘no dig’ materials during its construction
- That, in order to maintain soil moisture and provide oxygen for the trees roots, any paving installed must be porous.