Cureus and Belia lay foundation stones for two senior residences in Herne
- Foundation stone ceremonies held on 6 October 2022 in Herne-Mitte and Herne-Horsthausen
- Herne-Mitte: 80 places for long-term, short-term and respite care, 55 places in a living community and 27 outpatient day-care places
- Herne-Horsthausen: Places for long-term, short-term and respite care, incl. living community for residents with dementia
- Designed and being built to KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard
- Cureus – experienced specialist for system care homes acting as general contractor
- All Cureus properties have a key focus on the needs of residents
- Belia Seniorenresidenzen will operate the new residences
- c. 150 new and secure jobs will be created in Herne
- Prospective residents can already apply for care places
Hamburg/Winsen (Aller)/Herne, 7 October 2022. Cureus, an integrated property company that specialises in developing and actively managing its own inpatient care home portfolio, and Belia, the future operator of the two new senior residences in Herne-Mitte und Herne-Horsthausen, yesterday invited guests to join them in celebrating the laying of the foundation stones for both properties. The ceremony took place in the presence of Kai Gera, First Mayor of the City of Herne. In addition to the ceremonial burial of the time capsules, attendees were also treated to in-depth information on the new senior residences and given a first glimpse of the construction sites. Visitors enjoyed food and drink after the ceremony.
“We would like to thank our guests for joining us today and for their enthusiasm for these two projects”, says Andreas Anspach, Managing Director at Belia Seniorenresidenzen. “As our two new residences start to take shape, we have already started recruiting staff and are already accepting applications for care places. Our focus is always on creating an attractive, cosy and friendly community of residents and employees, and establishing lasting links with the local community”.
“We are currently working on two exciting projects here in Herne, both of which are going to enhance the local cityscape and help to meet rising demand for care places in the region”, explains Kathrin Ufken, project manager at Cureus. “Today, we laid the foundation stones and embedded time capsules in the foundation slabs. In addition to floor plans, the capsules contain a selection of contemporary items, such as a daily newspaper, coins, photos, and a face mask”.
Living and working in the Belia senior residences in Herne
Prospective residents and employees can already register their interest with Belia by calling 05143 98100 or sending an email to email@example.com. The new residence in Herne-Mitte will create approx. 100 new and secure jobs. An additional 45 jobs will be created in the somewhat smaller property in Herne-Horsthausen. Belia has vacancies for care, administration, building services and housekeeping staff.
Herne-Mitte – Modern senior residence with comprehensive care and service package
Upon completion, this state-of-the-art, four-storey residence will accommodate 80 inpatient care places, a living community with 55 residential units, and 27 outpatient day-care places. The property is being designed and built to the stringent KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard. A biogas-fired combined heat and power plant (CHP) will generate both heat and electricity on site. The new Belia senior citizens’ residence will blend perfectly with its surrounding environment, creating a pleasing architectural highlight thanks to its bright, rectilinear facade. The ground floor will welcome residents and guests with a hotel-style lobby, a lounge with library, and a range of services including a hair and chiropody salon, therapy rooms and an in-house laundry. The restaurant with fresh cuisine will also be open to the public. The single rooms will all be wheelchair-accessible and equipped with their own modern bathrooms. Residents will be able to furnish their own rooms to create a private, homely atmosphere and add to the cosy comforts. In the 55-unit living community, residents will receive support from the residence’s staff and be involved in housekeeping processes in accordance with their individual capabilities. The day-care facility on the ground floor will be fully equipped to provide daily nursing care to every resident that needs it. In addition to the large recreation room with kitchen, there will also be a therapy and gymnastics room, rest rooms and a care bathroom.
You can read more about the new residence in Herne-Mitte here in our 5 July 2022 press release.
Herne-Horsthausen – Modern care in a listed building set in the historic park grounds of the former administrative HQ of the Friedrich der Große colliery
The completely barrier-free senior residence extends from the ground floor over three upper floors and a recessed top floor. The ground floor welcomes residents and guests with its hotel-style lobby, lounge with library, and an attractive selection of services including a hair salon, therapy rooms and an in-house laundry. The restaurant with fresh cuisine will also be open to the public. The restaurant’s terrace links the new residence to the leafy and green historic park, which extends to the west. The residence will accommodate a total of 84 wheelchair accessible single rooms with private bathrooms, all designed and finished to the highest modern standards. Here too, residents will be able to furnish their own rooms to create a private, homely atmosphere and add to the cosy comforts. A living group on the recessed top floor has been specially designed to satisfy the daily needs and routines of residents with dementia. The residence will be constructed in accordance with the stringent KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard. A combined heat and power plant (CHP) will heat the residential complex with biogas and simultaneously produce electricity on site. In architectural terms, the building will also be particularly in tune with its surroundings: In particular, the straight-lined and bright facade design will harmonize with the preserved historic facade to create an eye-catching local landmark.
You can read more about the new residence in our 7 December 2021 press release.