New sensory garden at Camberley Manor Care Home

The Mindenhurst Team were thrilled to collaborate with Graduate Landscape to create a new sensory garden at Camberley Manor Care Home.

On Wednesday 8th May, Camberley Manor officially opened their new sensory garden. Residents and guests enjoyed the sunshine and joined in the special celebrations complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony, speeches, a VE Day singer, and refreshments.

The new sensory garden will provide residents at Camberly Manor with a unique and enriching outdoor space that stimulates all the senses. It includes scented plant choices such as honey suckle, rosemary and lavender, as well as raised planters for residents to grow fruits and vegetables. It also features a new corner arbour which will provide a relaxing seating area to enjoy the new space.

Joanne Anderson‑Woodley, Business Development Manager, Camberley Manor said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Mindenhurst Team on this community project. We are so appreciative of their time and efforts to make this a tranquil, calming and sensory space for our residents to enjoy.”

Graduate Landscape brought their extensive experience in landscape design to this project, ensuring the creation of an inclusive space tailored towards the needs of the residents at Camberly Manor. All the plants were kindly donated by their supplier Greenwood Plants.

Graduate Landscapes saidWe are really proud to be able to give back to our local community in the delivery of a sensory garden that can be used for years to come. This is for a great cause which is close to everyone’s heart, the team delivered this with great pride!”

“We were delighted to work with Graduate Landscape on this exciting project,” said Niki Dufour, Community Relations Manager at Mindenhurst. “It is really rewarding to collaborate with other companies who are also committed to making positive contributions within the community. I’m sure the residents at Camberley Manor will enjoy their new garden, which not only looks great, but also promotes wellbeing.”

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Poised to commence in 2025, the site, spanning over three acres and located towards the north of Mindenhurst, 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. 

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.”

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Strategically positioned in the northern part of the development, above Dettingen Park, the Sports Hub is set to become one of the central activity centres within Mindenhurst, catering to residents of all ages and varying skill levels.

The hub will feature an array of sports facilities including, senior and junior football pitches, a cricket field, tennis courts, a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), neighbourhood equipped area of play (NEAP), a car park, and an outdoor gym trail.

The Sports Hub will also feature a brand-new Sports Pavilion. This facility will provide a club room including bar/kitchen amenities, changing facilities, and storage for sports equipment. We have submitted plans for the Pavilion to Surrey Heath Borough Council and look forward to sharing more positive updates soon.

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A huge thank you to everyone who joined our Easter Scavenger Hunt last Friday despite the unpredictable weather! We were thrilled that so many families came along to take part.

During the event we had over 60 children hunting around the village green, finding hidden springtime pictures and earning chocolate eggs. We also made pinecone bird feeder, which was a little messy but lots of fun.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did hosting this event.

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Celebrating World Book Day

In celebration of World Book Day, we visited Blackdown Pre-School to read construction themed stories with our youngest community members. We really enjoyed our visit, where we not only got to share our love of books, but hopefully sparked curiosity about the world of construction.

To mark the day, we have added new books to our community library located in the entrance to our Project Office on Newfoundland Road. The library is open from 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri so feel free to stop by to borrow a book or even drop off those you no longer need.

We also carefully selected a variety of books from the library to donate to Camberly Manor Care Home. We would like to thank every who has generously donated books to our library, enabling us to spread the joy of reading!

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Following Hiten Blog

Over the past few weeks we’ve been following Hiten, to understand more about his role as Technical Assurance Manager.

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Introducing Hiten

As a Technical Assurance Manager, I make sure all our work is compliant and the team is kept safe. I split my time between two roles: Design Manager/ Coordinator, and Temporary Works Coordinator. This means that I coordinate work and information between teams, and ensure projects run smoothly and safely.

I have worked for Skanska for nearly 14 years and joined Mindenhurst in 2018.

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Design Manager

I act as a critical eye to the team, ensuring all our work is compliant. We work with a range of experts from utilities to landscaping, making sure our plans line up and do the job we need before submitting a planning application.
I’ve supported applications for major projects at Mindenhurst such as the new Loop Road and the DIO upgrade works.
Being a Design Manager on the Mindenhurst Development has been an incredible journey for me.

One of the things I enjoy the most about my job is collaborating with the design team to review designs, brainstorm ideas, and ultimately find the best design solutions. It is really rewarding to see our designs being constructed on site, which ultimately improve and transform the built environment

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Careers in Construction

The best part of working in construction is seeing the positive impact of our work.
I studied Civil Engineering at university and joined Skanska as a placement student ahead of starting full time after graduating in 2010.
I’ve enjoyed great opportunities with Skanska. Before Mindenhurst, I worked on a 35-storey building known as The Scalpel in London, one of my favourites!

I would highly recommend working in construction since it’s an industry that offers endless variety. There’s never a dull moment as you get the opportunity to
work on different projects and face unique challenges. But what truly sets it apart is the opportunity to work with amazing teams of people who are passionate about what they do. From design to construction, you get to witness the full process unfold and be a part of bringing ideas to life.

To find out more on careers in construction, head to:

skanska.co.uk/about-skanska/careers/

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Ensuring Safety

Recently, we’ve been renovating the exterior of St. Barbara’s Church. My role, as a Technical Assurance Manager was to ensure the safety of the project. We required scaffolding, which was designed by a third party company and checked by our in-house engineering specialists, Skanska Tech.  I made sure the project was delivered correctly on the ground.

At Mindenhurst, I am one of the Injury Free Environment Trainers. Maintaining an Injury Free Environment is a priority for the team. All members of staff, and trade contractors must take part in our training to protect the physical and mental wellbeing of the entire team. We aim to create an Injury Free Environment (IFE) in which nobody is harmed, it encourages us to look out for one another, so we all go home safely at the end of the day

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Hope Hub Donations

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The Hope Hub is a registered charity working to prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath Borough and surrounding areas.

The Hope Hub is currently running short on a few items, so we are collecting donations in the Project Office on Newfoundland Road until 8th March. Here are a few ideas of what you can donate:

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Pot Noodles
  • Biscuits
  • Crisps
  • Cereal Bars
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned meats
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned veg but not baked beans
  • Kitchen foil
  • Take away paper cups and trays
  • Marmite
  • Soft Drinks eg Coke
  • Bottled water (500ml type)
  • Plastic bags (freezer type various sizes)
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Hessian Bags
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Deodorant (Mens)
  • Toiletries of all kinds
  • Coffee
  • Tea bags

 

Click here to visit their Facebook page.

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Considerate Constructors

Top marks for Mindenhurst

We were delighted to accept a Certificate of Excellence from the Considerate Constructor Scheme after their last visit to the Mindenhurst Development.

Specific highlights identified by CCS were:

Respect the community: The site continues to have well established and comprehensive community engagement procedures. Recently held “Surrey Feeling Good Week” to further engage with the community.

Care for the Environment: The site is fully aware of the importance of promoting the actions necessary to achieve NetZero carbon to both the operatives and the community.

Value their workforce: The site continues to provide an inclusive environment which promotes and demonstrates gender equality, amplifying the progress of women within their organisation. Also, the impact of Neurodiversity relative to diversity and inclusion. All continue to be given high prominence.

The CSS monitor said: “This is the fourteenth visit to this extensive development which continues to leave an excellent impression of the industry and aims of the Scheme”.

It’s an amazing achievement by the team at Mindenhurst that demonstrates their commitment to the highest standards in delivery of the programme of works.

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Big Garden Bird Watch

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey. Every year, hundreds of thousands of nature lovers like you take part, helping to build a picture of how garden birds are faring.

Get involved to help the RSPB monitor and protect UK birds. To take part just watch the birds for one hour, count how many birds (of each species) lands, and finally tell the RSPB your results. To find out more visit their website: rspb.org.uk.

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Christmas Elves in the Central SANG

Calling all Elf Detectives

We have heard reports that playful Christmas Elves are heading to the Central SANGs again from 8th to 21st December.

We need some help checking up on them to make sure they are not getting into too much mischief. So why not have a festive walk through the Central SANGs and see who you spot playing in the trees!

The elves mentioned that they love receiving letters. If you would like to send them a letter or a drawing, they would certainly write back and send a little Christmas gift!

Please send letters to: The Christmas Elves, Mindenhurst Project Office, Newfoundland Road, Deepcut, GU16 6SR. Alternatively just send a photo of your letter to hello@mindenhurst.co.uk and we will pass it on.

 

Don’t forget to share pictures of your elf hunt with us on Facebook at Facebook/MindenhurstDeepcut.

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