We met so many residents who knew about Castle View simply from driving past the site for so many years or living near it!, it was lovely to chat about the development and spread the word of exactly what is going on!
If you are interested in Castle View and would like to know more why don't you attend one of our regular coffee mornings ? For more information please contact Ruth Wilson on 01753 378127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Saturday Horlers and Castle Retirement Living took Castle View to the residents of Windsor and spent Saturday in Tescos!.
It was lovely meeting old friends and making new one. We generated a lot of interest and feedback. We hope to do more like this, so if you see us don't be shy, come and say 'hello'!
Next coffee morning to find out more about Castle View is Friday 17th November 2017, 11am Windsor Tennis Club.
Castle Retirement Living is putting safety first at its flagship development – Castle View Windsor – by investing in a fire strategy which exceeds all legal requirements. The move follows the recent fining of a retirement home operator for failing health and safety measures after a fatal fire and the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.
Due for completion in October 2018, the new urban retirement village in the heart of Windsor will have a multi-faceted, fire safety strategy to ensure resident welfare goes beyond legal requirements. This will afford greater protection for the 64 homes for the over 55s including 20 one bedroom, 40 two bedroom and 4 three bedroom apartments, together with an additional 72 bed care home.
Additional fire prevention investment includes installing automatic sprinklers in all corridors, in addition to smoke and heat detectors in each apartment, all linked to a central fire detection centre with 24-hour managed attendance in all buildings. Castle View Windsor has also been built with a more expensive concrete frame across its structure for greater fire resistance, while fire resistant cladding will meet all the latest compliance requirements.
Further measures throughout the development will include an active escape policy with three main escape stairwells, and all apartments will also have generous balconies accessible to fire appliance ladders.
Under pinning the safety-first strategy is also a development-wide No Smoking policy which was announced by Castle Retirement Living to not only create a more pleasant environment for residents, but also in response to advice issued by the London Fire Brigade last October; this recommended no smoking at all in care homes – in 2016 alone it identified 120 care homes in London caught fire accidentally.
Castle View Windsor will offer some of the most spectacular castle views in town from its own rooftop sky lounge, bar and garden terrace. One of the largest and most innovative urban retirement villages in the UK, the development will also offer secure underground parking, a café and restaurant.
Comments Robin Hughes, Managing Director, Castle Retirement Living and a local Windsorian: “With not only my parents due to be amongst our first residents, all safety is of a paramount importance to me. The recommendations from the Grenfell tragedy will take time and I want our building to lead the way in fire safety so we have taken the decision to put sprinklers in all corridors and common areas for our apartments.
“By making the decision now – 13 months before we open, we assure all residents of the very best thinking in fire safety – even though we are a low rise building with every apartment having a balcony accessible by the fire brigade. I believe our investment in our fire safety strategy will make it one of the most protected retirement developments nationwide."
“Whilst our No Smoking policy has not yet proven to be legally enforceable as homes and residential care homes are currently exempt from smoke-free legislation, we have found all our 14 reservees to date extremely supportive and committed to our initiative.”
Set in three acres in beautifully landscaped grounds, all floors in the apartment building will be accessible from the basement car park, offering futureproof independent living alongside the care home. Each contemporary living apartment which will range in size from 605 sq ft to 1,115 sq ft, will have its own private entrance.
Situated next door to Windsor Lawn Tennis Club (with lifetime membership included for all apartment residents), prices in the current second phase release of Castle View Windsor range from £375,000- £750,000.
All residents will be able to choose from a range of assisted living services as required and a separate dedicated care home operated by Care UK will provide 24-hour nursing and dementia care complete with generous rooms and facilities.
For further information about Castle View Windsor, please call 01753 378127
or visit www.castleviewwindsor.co.uk while latest building progress at the development can be viewed at http://www.castleviewwindsor.co.uk/follow-our-progress
About Castle Retirement Living
Castle Retirement Living will build and retain the completed Castle View Windsor and run the operational business. The £35m funding comprises £25m debt and £10m from a consortium of pension fund investors backing the care home and was secured by Retirement and Care Village Partners under its Castle Retirement Living brand.
Windsor site - June / July
Sales Team, Castle View, Horler's and Savills - up on the roof!
Images from the build progress in May 2017
We are carrying out regular aerial photography as the Castle View Windsor development progresses, so that you can keep in touch with the project. You will be able to see the progress of the ground works over the next few months.
Please follow our progress on our web page
The demolition programme and clearing of the Castle View Windsor site have now been completed. This allows the construction project to commence.
The first stage will be sheet piling, to allow excavation of the basement car park. Steel sheet piles, with interlocking edges are installed in sequence to design depth, around the perimeter of the car park area, to allow the central area of soil to be removed.
We are delighted that the construction of the Castle View Windsor Retirement Village is now underway, and will be posting regular updates as it progresses.
Only four weeks after work started, the Windsor Squash Club has been demolished.
The site is now being cleared so the ground works for the Castle View Windsor Retirement Village can commence. Castle View Windsor will provide 130 new homes and is split into two parts:
The Castle View Windsor retirement village will open in October 2018.
Demolition work has started on the site at Helston Lane, Windsor, Berkshire, to prepare for the construction of the Castle View Windsor Retirement Village.
The remaining buildings and trees are being removed from the site, and hoardings will be erected around the area. Observation windows in the hoardings will enable local residents to observe the project as it progresses.
The construction programme will take 2 years and, at its peak, will employ about 150 skilled tradesmen on site each day. Our main contractor, Castleoak, will be keen to talk to local tradesmen as we gear up to the main build in Q4 this year.
Castle View Windsor will open in October 2018.
The Castle View Windsor development timeline has now been finalised. The building contract was signed with Castleoak, the specialist care and retirement housing builder, on 25th July 2016.
Demolition of the squash club on the Helston Lane site is expected to take place in October, following building surveys, and the foundations of the old charity buildings will also be removed.
Construction of Castle View Windsor will then start and will be completed by 25th October 2018.
Robin Hughes, CEO of Retirement and Care Village Partners Ltd commented: "I am delighted that the building of Castle View Windsor is about to commence. The 58 independent living apartments will provide accommodation for the over 55s in a warm, friendly neighbourhood with like-minded residents."
Picture shows Robin Hughes shaking hands with Simon Greenstreet, Customer Partnerships Director Castleoak, on signing the Windsor contract.
The Windsor Club, on the Castle View Windsor site at Helston Lane, closed on 30th June 2016. The site will shortly be hoarded to make it secure, so that preparation work for the demolition of the existing buildings can commence.
Once this is complete, the construction of Castle View Windsor will commence. The new development will comprise 58 independent living apartments for the over 55s and a 72 bed care home. The accomodation will provide new homes for approximately 150 residents in the Royal Borough, who need a little extra help in later life, with peace of mind that their needs can be met in a warm, friendly environment with like-minded neighbours.
Picture shows Robin Hughes (centre) Chief Executive of Castle Retirement Living, the developers of Castle View Windsor, at the closure of the Windsor Club.
Castle Retirement Living, developer of the Castle View Windsor retirement village in Windsor, has celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday with a competition run with Clewer Green CE First School. Pupils from all years created a piece of art to commemorate the Queen’s Birthday. Finalists from each age group were selected and the prizes of Daniel Gift Vouchers were presented by Mrs Daniel at the school last week.
Robin Hughes, Chief Executive of Castle Retirement Living, commented: “We were delighted that so many children participated in the competition, and there were many great entries. Daniel’s toy department is to Windsor like Hamleys is to Regent Street, so we were very pleased that Mrs Daniel was able to judge the art and present the gift voucher prizes to the 20 finalists. The hoardings will be erected on the remainder of the Castle View Windsor site shortly, and the children’s artwork will be displayed on them for everyone to see.”
Closure of the squash club on 30th June, and subsequent demolition, will allow commencement of the development in Helston Lane, Windsor during the autumn, with the construction expected to take 2 years. The scheme, which comprises a 72 bed care home and 58 retirement apartments, is one of the largest urban care village projects in the UK.
Picture shows Mrs Daniel, Robin Hughes and prize winning pupils.
The sewer diversion under the Castle View Windsor site is progressing well, with the contractor in advance of the schedule. The work is expected to be complete in April and the next stage of the site work will then commence.
The construction of Castle View Windsor is expected to start in autumn 2016. The work will take approximately 2 years, with the apartments ready for occupancy in autumn 2018.
The first phase of the independent living apartments is released for sale. 8 apartments have been reserved, and 2 further apartments are available for reservation before the phase is closed.
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