Whitgift Care Home

Whitgift Housing Trust

Project Name: Whitgift House

Location: Croydon

Value: £1.1m

Principal Consultants: Howard Fairbairn

Project Duration: 52 weeks

Whitgift House is a purpose built home offering both an independent lifestyle in sheltered flats and full nursing care in beautiful grounds bordering Whitgift School, South Croydon. The care home comprises of 36 nursing home flats and 34 sheltered accommodation apartments, all for elderly residents.

Our construction works to Whitgift House, a single storey building, included a new side extension to the existing day room and further side extension to the existing laundry room.

Undertaken within a fully operational care home, the two new extensions included strip foundations, new drainage, brick and block cavity walls, new windows and doors, new floors and a mono pitch roof which was hand cut on site.

The main feature of the day room extension is the new large roof lantern, allowing for a vast amount of natural daylight and features state-of-the-art self cleaning glass and electronically controlled rain sensitive openers/closers.

There was also a small resident’s hairdressing salon incorporated within the new building.