A Wrexham-based care home developer, Castlemead Group, has beaten off tough competition from across the globe to scoop a major industry award.
The company created a front cover for prestigious commercial property industry title, Estate’s Gazette, which was crowned ‘Front Cover of the Year’ at the Estate’s Gazette Awards held last week (Thursday 12th December) in London’s elegant Hilton Park Lane Hotel.
Judges and readers said the Castlemead Group front cover was ‘head turning’ and fulfilled the brief of grabbing the reader’s attention with its quirky image of a studious-looking Bichon Frise dog wearing glasses.
The accolade comes at the end of a year in which Castlemead has completed more than 100,000 sq.ft. of care home, extra care, and residential developments around the UK, and the firm has gone from strength-to-strength.
Business Development Director, Tony Cole said: “This award is an incredible achievement, and testament to hard work of the team here at Castlemead. We were up against some huge multi-national companies for this award, but the judges were impressed by the unique approach taken by the marketing team who created an original design, which really grabbed the reader’s attention.
“It is the culmination of a very successful year for Castlemead, which is both a local and national success story. The company is set to grow further in 2014 with new care homes already started on site as far a field as Buxton and Cheltenham, as well as new medical centres and residential developments in the pipeline.”
The answers to this year's Christmas Competition are :-
Answer 1: Morecambe & Wise
Answer 2: The Tree comes from Norway
Answer 3: Charles Darwin
Answer 4: George Bailey
Answer 5: 1984
Answer 6: Saint Nicholas
Answer 7: 364 Presents
Answer 8: 3 = Dasher, Dancer and Donner
Answer 9: The answer is Deep Pan, Crisp and Even!
Answer 10: Robert Burns
and the winner is Sam Mummery of Montpellier Land & Development Consultancy, Tony will be in touch to confirm. Many Congratulations.
‘The Estates Gazette Front Cover of the Year Award is one of the highest profile marketing opportunities in commercial property. The last 12 months have seen no shortage of strong front covers. Castlemead Care stood out. Head turning said one reader. Aaaaaahhhhhhh, said everyone else.’
The care home and assisted living units were handed over to Porthaven and Beechcroft respectively at the end of October.
Andy Wilson joins Castlemead as our Contracts Manager, he joins from Alaway Limited where he has worked for the last 15 years and brings with him a lot of care home construction experience.
Julian joins us from Care UK as Acquisition Surveyor covering the east of England.
Shropshire's newest care home is beyond the 'wildest dreams' of the community in which it is based, said North Shropshire MP Owen Patterson as he officially opened the £7 million development.
The Secretary of State cut the ribbon at Coverage Care's New Fairholme, an 88 bed care home with nursing facilitites in Oswestry built by Castlemead Group Limited.
Please click on the attached link to view the recent article that featured in the Care Home Management.
Castlemead are delighted to announce the completion of a new 3,968m2 purpose built 88 bedroom care home for Coverage Care Services Limited.
The New Fairholme at Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry replaces Coverage Care's existing Fairholme facility at Morda Road in Oswestry.
Castlemead have appointed Tony Cole to its board of directors.
Tony has been with the company for three years as business development director and will help the company achieve its expansion plans.
Aerial view released of new Oswestry care development click here to view recent article on carehome.co.uk website
Tony Cole comments on the Dilnot Report in this week's Estates Gazette click here to see full report
Please click here to see report from the Midland Business News regarding a new healthcare facility in Telford.
Castlemead appeared on the Front Page of the Estates Gazette 13 October 2012, please click here to view.
Please click on the link below to view recent news artcile on the new care home development in Buxton.
The Castlemead Group have today handed over the keys to 12 family homes on a site in Walton, nr Liverpool.
Castlemead have been on site a little over 6 months building the 12 homes, a mix of two and three bedroom properties, for Hanley Economic Building Society and were appointed following the successful completion of 7 homes for Hanley on a site in St Helens.
The Castlemead Group as part of consortium led by Berkeley Homes have submitted a planning permission for a 63 bed Care Home on the site of Thirlestaine Hall, Cheltenham.
Castlemead hope to be on site early in 2013 before handing over the completed Care Home to Porthaven Properties Limited in April 2014.
The Care Home development is part of a larger site containing 150 homes which incorporate the refurbishment of Thirlestaine Hall the former office buildings for Chelsea Building Society.
Castlemead are currently on site at Bradford on Avon delivering a 63 bed Care Home for Porthaven Properties which will be complete by July 2013
The re-development of Willow House in Llangollen has won Best Renovation in the What House 2011 Awards.
What House? Awards - Best Renovation
11. Best Renovation
This award recognises enterprising development of dated or derelict property. Exterior and interior appearance as well as interesting adaptation of original features will be considered.
Gold - The Willows, Llangollen, Denbighshire
Castlemead are delighted to announce the completion and handover of the Oswestry Primary Care Centre project. The development was handed over to Shropshire PCT in July this year followed by the completion of the sale of the property to Primary Health Investment Properties PLC. The 40,000 ft2 Primary Care Centre houses Cambrian Surgery doctors practice, advanced primary care services, a minor injuries unit, community dental facilities and PCT office space. The £9m scheme, involving the conversion of 19th century Grade 2 listed railway sheds, was first conceived of by Castlemead in 2006 when the planned Oswestry “5-acre site” health village development was abandoned due to Town and Village Green registration. The official opening of the centre is planned for November 2011.