With a proud heritage spanning over 40 years in Surrey, family-owned care provider, CHD Living, is delighted to announce its latest initiative – a pioneering care village, nestled in the tranquil environment of Mindenhurst, the new neighbourhood in Deepcut, Surrey.

Poised for commencement in 2025, the site, spanning over three acres and located towards the northern extent of the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) Princess Royal Barracks, will become CHD Living’s 15th care facility, accenting the provider’s continuing pledge to enrich the local area, delivering exceptional care, and fostering employment opportunities. The care village will be surrounded by a range of new facilities as part of the masterplan for the Mindenhurst Development, and will include 1,200 new homes, a new primary school, nursery, a church, sports pitches, a village pub and more.

CHD Living offers a wide array of care services that meet the varied needs of their residents. The new Mindenhurst Care Village will continue this tradition by providing specialised, round-the-clock care for older people, including those living with dementia, as well as individuals who have suffered physical trauma and those who require post-operative convalescent care. The environment has been specifically designed for comfort, maintaining dignity, and encouraging independence, and the service will focus on the longer-term care plans and the goals of the individuals they support, with a real emphasis on wellbeing.

The village, which will provide 70 care bedrooms and 20 post-operative care suites, will boast a host of amenities including a gym, hydrotherapy-pool, cinema, salon, and bistro. Reflecting CHD Living’s ethos of creating a ‘home away from home’, the facility merges modern conveniences and the use of new technology with the natural beauty of the Surrey landscapes.

Beyond its novel approach to care, the development underscores CHD Living’s focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship, aiming to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. Designed by the architecture firm Pollard Thomas Edwards, the project intends to follow the principles of the Energy Hierarchy through sustainable construction practices, high insulation levels, and the incorporation of heat pump driven heating, hot water systems, and a roof-mounted PV array.

The acquisition of the care village, funded by Barclays Corporate Banking and advised by Bevan Brittan LLP, has been characterised by its collaborative nature, incorporating extensive consultations with local residents and the Surrey Heath Borough Council. This inclusive strategy guarantees that the project not only addresses the rising demand for elderly care facilities but also contributes significantly to the local economy.

Liakat Hasham, Co-founder and CEO of CHD Living, said:

“As we unveil the plans for the Mindenhurst Care Village, I am reminded of the profound impact state of the art design and thoughtful leadership can have on the quality of care we provide. With Mindenhurst, we’re reimagining the future of living and care for older people and those in need of specialised support. This initiative is a testament to our desire to setting a new standard for care that is rooted in understanding, respect, and a relentless pursuit of betterment. Mindenhurst represents not just our vision, but our promise to the community, to our residents, and to future generations.”

Richard Kirkpatrick, Project Director of the Mindenhurst Development, said:

“We are delighted to welcome CDH Living to the Mindenhurst Development, where we aim to create a vibrant community that caters to the needs of its residents. This new modern Care Home will undoubtedly contribute to this vision by providing care and support to the residents. We are excited to see their vision come to life and witness the positive impact it will have on the development and the wider community.”

Steve Fergus, Head of Healthcare at Barclays Corporate Banking, said: 

“CHD Living has been a long-standing client of Barclays Corporate Banking for over 40 years, and we’re proud to support them with lending for this project. The team has continually innovated to respond to the evolving needs of the NHS and wider care sector, developing new services and opportunities that fulfil the needs of the sector, and we know this village is going to be something special.”

Sarah Skuse, Partner and Head of Healthcare Real Estate at Bevan Brittan LLP, said:

“Against an estimated shortfall of over 104,000 market standard elderly care beds across the market by 2027, Mindenhurst Care Village will not only add 70 new super prime beds and 20 care suites to the market but will also lead the way in sustainability, innovation in care and community focus. Bevan Brittan is delighted to have advised CHD on the acquisition of this exciting project which will, without doubt set a new benchmark for care in the UK.”

Stephen Morris, Partner Later Living at Pollard Thomas Edwards, said:

“We are immensely proud to be the architects behind CHD Living’s visionary Mindenhurst Care Village. Drawing upon our extensive experience in sustainable Later Living design and placemaking, we’ve approached this project with a people-first philosophy, ensuring that every aspect of the design contributes to a sense of community and enhances the lives of its residents. This project embodies our holistic approach to architecture, blending innovative design with characterful, inclusive domestic spaces that cater to the needs of older individuals and those requiring specialised care. We look forward to continuing to work closely with CHD Living and the project partners.”

Shaleeza Hasham, Commercial Director at CHD Living, said:

“We’re incredibly passionate about our latest venture, and we are very excited about the Mindenhurst masterplan as a whole. For us, providing care goes beyond the essentials; we aim to forge strong bonds, ensure positive transformations in people’s lives, and develop a nurturing environment where everyone feels at home. This project isn’t just a building; it’s a beacon of hope and support for our residents and a symbol of our dedication to the community’s best interests. The Mindenhurst Care Village stands as a testament to our commitment to innovation, compassionate care, and genuine community engagement. We’re here to make a lasting difference, and Mindenhurst is the next chapter in our journey. We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our partners and to the local residents living in and around the area.”