Oakhurst Grange care home in Crawley, to be transfomed into a retirement village

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Plans are underway for the redevelopment of the Oakhurst Grange care home in Crawley into a retirement village. The plans are being made by Later Living developer-operator Untold Living.

The latter is a newly established company backed by Matter Real Estate and started in January of this year. The Oakhurst Grange care home redevelopment project will be it’s first in Crawley, West Sussex.

The firm has already submitted its plans to Crawley Borough Council. According to the plans, the later-living developer-operator intends 105 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments will be split across two three- and four-story buildings.

Construction will also include 10 bungalows, each measuring 915 square feet. It will also have 73,300 square feet of open space on the 163,800 square foot site, subject to obtaining the necessary planning approval. Furthermore, there will be a lounge and bar area, eating area, orangery, hair salon, movie theater, activity room, and treatment room on-site.

Remarks on the Oakhurst Grange care home redevelopment project

Untold Living chief executive Russell Jewell said: “This is a transformational opportunity for Crawley. It will breathe new life into a long-disused location and offer much-needed accommodation for local elderly people.

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Thousands of elderly people live in housing that is completely inappropriate for their requirements. This poses a serious risk to their physical and emotional health. The Crawley Untold Living scheme will offer residents round-the-clock care and support.

It will also assist in addressing a number of chronic problems affecting older people. This is mostly those that have been associated with cognitive decline, in particular isolation and loneliness.”