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Work begins on £17m Royal Star & Garter Home in Hughenden Avenue, High Wycombe

| April 8, 2016

Costing £17m the four storey home is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016. The building has been specifically designed and built to create a welcoming and stimulating environment for disabled veterans.

Communal facilities within the home will include a large dining room, lounge, bar and hairdressers on the ground floor, along with office accommodation and activity, physiotherapy and meeting rooms. Residents living with dementia will also have their own lounge and dining facilities. All bedrooms will have en-suite shower wet rooms and full tracking for hoists.

Construction company Stepnell, who are working on the project, will also build a large communal terrace area on each floor and landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy.

Founded in 1916 The Royal Star & Garter Homes is a charity founded caring for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War. Today it provides specialist care for disabled ex-Servicemen and women, and their partners.

The new home in High Wycombe is one of three to have be built over the past eight years, with homes in Solihull, West Midlands, and Surbiton, Surrey already completed. In total the three homes will care for a total of 197 disabled members of the ex-Service community, including 71 people living with dementia.

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