A CHARITY has struck a deal with a developer for its new 60-bed care home in Hampshire.

The Brendoncare Foundation is set to build the facility in Quarry Road, near St Giles Hill in Winchester.

It will be developed by Octopus Real Estate’s in-house healthcare team and is due to open in the spring of 2022, creating 18 full time jobs.

Marianne Wanstall, chief executive at Brendoncare, said: “The new home will provide much needed support for older people in Winchester, offering nursing, dementia, residential, respite and end-of-life care.

“The community spaces will be invaluable for us to be able to offer services to local people, helping to prevent social isolation and loneliness.

“We will also be providing community support services for people who may need extra help to enable them to continue to live independently in their own home.”

The home will be called St Giles View and has been custom designed for Brendoncare, who will lease the building.

All 60 bedrooms will have an en-suite, there will be a café and restaurant, a hair and beauty salon and community spaces.

Ed Clough, director of care homes at Octopus Real Estate, commented: “We’re delighted to be developing and funding this new, best-in-class care home for Brendoncare. It is an exciting project which pulls together the specialist development and investment expertise within Octopus Real Estate and will deliver a high-quality care home for the local community in Winchester.

“We have worked closely with Brendoncare to make sure the home is designed to a high standard meeting their bespoke requirements. Brendoncare’s knowledge of the local area has been invaluable and we hope to work together on future new homes, too.”