Redundant Oakley Hall farm building converted into a new purpose-built care home (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Redundant Oakley Hall farm building converted into a new purpose-built care home
A NEW care home has been created from redundant farm buildings in the grounds of Oakley Hall.
About 40 residents have transferred from the former care home, in an annex of the hotel, to a new, purpose-built care home created by converting the estate’s former farmhouse, barn and stables.
The new facilities at Oak Lodge Nursing Home, run by Forest Care, which is part of the Fogarty Group, can accommodate up to 60 residents in single bedrooms with en-suite facilities, and a team of 65 staff provide nursing and residential care.
With views overlooking fields, the home includes a hairdressing salon, courtyard garden, lounge, dining rooms and an outside patio.
Neil Young, operations manager, said the project was part of an ongoing development of the whole of the Oakley Hall estate to provide more facilities.
Inside, colourful artwork is displayed on the walls, and the old brick walls from the cow shed have been exposed in certain areas.
Beryl Kent, 88, transferred from the old home into the new building. The mother-of-one, who used to live in Basingstoke, said: “It’s a wonderful place. There are not many places as nice as this.”
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