Signature to build new care home in Surbiton

Kingston Council has approved planning permission for care home provider Signature Senior Lifestyle to build a care home with 86 luxurious suites.

The care home provider is working alongside PRP Architects on this project.

The Ewell Road site’s currently disused office and car park will be demolished and replaced by a five-storey scare home, complete with parking facilities, a garden and technology to reduce the building’s carbon emission reductions by at least 50%.

The Surbiton care home will offer assisted living, nursing and dementia care services. It will add to Signature’s growing family of 36 care homes across London and South East and bring approximately 120 new jobs to the local economy.

Wayne Pryce, group director of development & construction at Signature Senior Lifestyle, said: “We lead the way in demonstrating what is possible in the care home sector through marrying innovation and new technology to the wellbeing of residents, their loved ones and our colleagues. We look forward constructing and opening the new home so that the wider Surbiton community can experience our offer of award-winning care, luxurious surroundings and top-quality dining and nutrition.

Simon Atkins, associate director at PRP Architects said: “The scheme addresses the local demand for specialised care and we are delighted about this great outcome for Surbiton and the wider community. This is a really ambitious project that will regenerate a challenging site, placing age-friendly housing in the centre of bustling Surbiton. Receiving unanimous approval by the planning committee, is testament to the high-quality design.

“The care home successfully abstracts elements of materiality, detailing and composition from its urban context. The resulting home will be non-institutional, creating a domestic character within a building of architectural distinction.”

The scheme marks the third planning approval for Signature by PRP Architets in the last 12 months.

Date published: April 29, 2022

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