Devizes Care Home, Wiltshire

Client: Brackley Investments
Care Home Operator: The Orders of St John Care Trust
Contract Value: £5.5m
Programme: 59 weeks
Completion Date: August 2014
Form of Contract: JCT Design and Build 2011
Contracts Manager: Dave Mawby
Quantity Surveyor: Kate Potter
Site Manager: Stephen Garlick
Architect: Hunters
Engineer: Stewart & Harris Ltd

The 80 bed care home was developed by specialist developer Brackley Investments for The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).

Work was completed on the new care home at Corn Croft Lane, off Horton Road in December 2014. It provides nursing and specialist dementia care.

The project was designed by architect Hunters and arranged over three floors, the 4,184 sq m building now provides residents with modern, comfortable bedrooms, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms. Residents now have access to a range of communal facilities including day lounges, a dining area, a tea lounge, a first-floor terrace and shop. The building also features staff offices and a laundry

Key Features

  • Poor ground conditions required piling
  • Unique warm roof using pre insulated panels
  • Restricted within new residential development
  • Designed to 3D BIM level 1


Extremely technical roof construction using SIPS panels. A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system to the building was installed. Detailed design has developed using our extensive care home experience to understand exactly what the client wanted.

"Our skilled team draws on a strong track record in building new care home accommodation to the most exacting standards"

David Brill, Design & Build Director. Stepnell