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Markey Construction restarts build of 74-bed Specialist Care Home in Wincanton, Somerset.

Updated: Oct 15, 2022

Markey Construction is delighted to announce that it has won the tender and restarted the build of a specialist care home in Wincanton taking on the development previously left by the building contractors, Midas Construction Ltd, who went into administration earlier this year.

CGI Impression of Cale View Specialist Care Home
CGI Impression of Cale View Specialist Care Home

Cornerstone Healthcare Group is delighted that the construction of their 74-bed, specialist care service in Wincanton, Somerset has restarted.

The £10 million development grounded to a halt in February this year when the building contractors, Midas Construction Ltd, went into administration. This caused a five months delay and the project had to go out to the market for re-tender.

Ian Holmes, from Northstar Projects and Cornerstone’s Project Manager commented; “The pause of the development was extremely frustrating for us and our client. However, it is great to have the Markey Construction onboard. This family-owned and run company has a proud 50-year record developing care homes and student accommodation.”

Once complete, Cale View will provide care for adults of all ages with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological conditions and a mental health diagnosis. This 74-bed will add to Cornerstone’s existing services in Hampshire and Surrey.

Cornerstone’s Group Chief Executive Johann van Zyl said; “Recent studies by Dementia UK identified that 71,000 people in England has a diagnosis of Early Onset Dementia. It is of the utmost importance that Cale View opens as soon as possible to provide this much-needed service in the South West region. This area is hugely underserved for the specialist, complex care we provide. We already had contact with representatives from the NHS Care Commissioning Group and we looking forward to working with them.”

Markey Construction successfully tendered for the completion of the project which they restarted at the beginning of August.

Paul Markey of Markey Group said "we are pleased to be working with the Team at Cornerstone, as we share Cornerstone’s passion for providing high quality care to those who need it most, in the latest state of the art facilities.”

The project is due for completion in the Autumn of 2023.

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