Edenbridge Manor Care Home
Client: Leath Park Developments / Avery Healthcare
With relations established in early 2017, Leath Park Developments worked closely with Avery Healthcare to gain planning consent to redevelop the redundant site situated prominently on Mont Saint Aignan Way, one of the main arterial routes into the centre of the delightful town of Edenbridge, and which housed the former Stangrove Lodge care home. From the outset the intention was to sympathetically return the site to its former use whilst regenerating the land to deliver essential residential, nursing and dementia care to the local Wealden community.
With Avery, a leading first-class provider of care secured as the ultimate end-user, Leath Park could move forwards with confidence to gain planning consent and engaging sister company Jenner to undertake the new build of the 85-bed care home and with construction commencing in June 2018 following the demolition of the existing disused building that occupied the site.
Appropriately named ‘Edenbridge Manor’ thanks to its luxurious specification and imposing road frontage, the new build care home, set over three storeys, now offers its residents exceptional nursing, residential and dementia care within a bespoke environment that provides essential 24/7 nursing support. With the added benefits of spa bathrooms, therapy rooms, cinema room, private dining areas, hair salon, library and a communal café, the facilities will actively encourage resident interaction and engagement to ensure Avery’s core values of companionship and ‘fun at any age’ can be fulfilled by the building’s structure. As such, Edenbridge Manor will provide a ‘home-from-home’ quality of living, which is fundamental to overall health and wellbeing, nurturing the needs of each individual resident and allowing them to flourish. Vibrant external landscaping and communal gardens compliment the high-quality design of the building and provide essential outside recreational space for the residents to enjoy in the warmer months with their visiting family and friends.
Recognising key milestones and in keeping with construction tradition, the building was officially ‘Topped-Out’ by stage and screen actress, and Avery Ambassador, Sherrie Hewson alongside Councillor Alan Layland, the Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council. The team were incredibly proud to mark this occasion in such esteemed company with client, consultant and contractor representatives present to celebrate the completion of the main structure, at its highest point. Prior to this, in the very early stages of the project, the Jenner team worked closely with local council dignitaries to ensure a sundial formerly housed on the site could be preserved amidst demolition, enabling it to be transferred to the town centre. Originally gifted to the town back in 1991 by its twinned town of Mont-Saint-Aignan in North West France, the site team carefully restored the monument to its former glory and officially relocated it to its new home on the Mont-Saint-Aignan Way junction, on land kindly donated by the Great Stone Bridge Trust. As a Considerate Contractor Jenner were delighted to engage with the local community in this manner, which seemed a most fitting way to preserve heritage and reinforce the importance of the cultural connection and relationships between the two towns.
The scheme completed in November 2020 with handover to our client, ready for fit-out and occupation in Spring 2021.