Cureus and Curavie place topping-out wreath for Lipperode senior residence with 88 care places

  • Review of the topping-out ceremony on 19 June 2024
  • 88 state-of-the-art care places for full inpatient and short-term care under construction
  • Public restaurant, fireside lounge with library, laundry, hairdresser, wellness care pool, therapy rooms planned in the property
  • Completion in sustainable KfW 40NH construction planned for spring 2025
  • Cureus specialises in care properties with a focus on operators and residents
  • Curavie Seniorenresidenzen becomes operator
  • Around 70 new, crisis-proof jobs are expected
  • Those interested in one of the care places can make a reservation from the fourth quarter of 2024

Hamburg/Winsen (Aller)/Lippstadt-Lipperode, 19 June 2024. Cureus, an integrated property company that specialises in developing and actively managing its own care home portfolio, and Curavie Seniorenresidenzen, the future operator of the Lipperode senior residence, invited guests to the topping-out ceremony today. Among the guests were Lippstadt's mayor Arne Moritz, Lipperode's mayor Jannis Kemper and town councillor Birgit Dewerth as well as other representatives from local politics, the administration and the operator and developer. In addition to the actual ceremony under the topping-out wreath with a traditional topping-out speech and the symbolic hammering of the last nail into the roof structure, the 50 or so participants were also presented with in-depth information about the new senior residence. The physical well-being was well catered for. The construction site is located at Zum Amt 2 in 59558 Lippstadt (North Rhine-Westphalia). Cureus itself is acting as general contractor for this project.

"Our construction project is progressing well on the site of the former car dealership and it will be a central part of the neighbourhood in future. The first contacts have been made and the geometry of the new senior residence is clearly recognisable,’ says Uwe Poganiatz-Heine, Project Manager at Cureus. "In keeping with tradition, we would like to celebrate the progress of the construction work with everyone involved, thank them for what they have achieved so far and wish them luck for the rest of the project. With the completion of the top floor, we are now independent of the weather and can now tackle the interior work without any restrictions. We are optimistic that we will be able to hand over the building to our trusted, professional operating partner Curavie on time in spring 2025."

Susanne Thon, Managing Director of Curavie, also thanks the teams on the construction site and is delighted with the progress of the project at the company's fifth location: “A unique building with a feel-good character is being created here, which will be characterised by a high-quality, age-appropriate interior design and exterior architecture as well as friendly, modern and senior-friendly living areas. With our concept of ‘open residences’, we promote social and community contact between residents and their local environment. For example, a freshly cooked lunch with regional dishes will also be offered in Lipperode, which will also be accessible to senior citizens in the neighbourhood of the residence, as will various events organised by the home. In addition to the highest quality standards in care and nursing from care level 2, we also offer an attractive programme of events and leisure activities to ensure that our residents feel completely at ease. We can already promise our future care staff modern workplaces and a respectful working atmosphere."

Living and working at Curavie in the Lipperode senior residence

Anyone interested in one of the care places can already send an e-mail to kontakt@curavie-pflege.de for information and to make a reservation.

Interested applicants can obtain information and apply by calling Curavie on 05143 9810-0 or sending an e-mail to bewerbung@curavie-pflege.de. All information can also be found on the website https://curavie-pflege.de/bewerber/offene-stellen. Curavie Seniorenresidenz Lipperode will offer around 70 modern and crisis-proof full and part-time jobs in the areas of nursing, care, housekeeping, administration, kitchen and building services.

Modern senior residence with restaurant, fireside lounge, laundry, hair salon, therapy room, and nursing bath

The residence building with a gross floor area of around 5,300 square metres will be built on a plot of around 4,500 square metres in a relaxed design. It is characterised by staggered building sections and a different façade design with plaster and clinker sections in different colours. The result is an architectural eye-catcher that will blend harmoniously into the neighbouring buildings.

The residence extends over one ground floor and two full storeys and is planned to be completely barrier-free in accordance with the highly energy-efficient and sustainable KfW 40NH construction method. Heating is provided in an ecologically sensible manner by a combined heat and power unit (CHP), which also generates electricity for the senior residence.

On the ground floor of the Curavie Seniorenresidenz Lipperode, there is a hotel-style lobby with reception, a restaurant with sun terrace, a fireplace lounge with library and a hairdressing salon. The property will also have an in-house laundry for residents' laundry, a care bath and therapy rooms. One of five residential groups is also planned on the ground floor, which will be specially designed to meet the needs of residents with dementia.

The senior residence is divided into four further residential groups on the two upper floors. The residential group concept is designed to ensure a homely, family-like atmosphere. To this end, each residential group has an attractively designed living room as the centre of the residential group with a kitchen and dining area as well as a terrace or balcony, which will strengthen social contacts between the residents.

Each of the 88 single rooms is designed to modern standards and will have its own bathroom and internet, telephone and television connection. 72 rooms are wheelchair accessible. Residents can bring their own furniture and accessories if they wish. The spacious and park-like outdoor facilities are also available to the residents of the residence for exercise, relaxation and socialising.

Optimal location and high-quality, modern construction standards

The new Curavie Seniorenresidenz Lipperode is located north-east of the city centre and directly at the foot of the old Lipperode castle complex. In addition to direct access to the green surroundings with the River Lippe and the Merschgraben, the town centre with its supermarkets, doctors, social facilities and churches can be reached quickly by bus. This means that the location is also optimally connected to the towns and communities in the surrounding area. Twelve bicycle parking spaces and 22 car parking spaces will be created on the grounds of the residence. Two of the car parking spaces will be equipped for the disabled and some of the car parking spaces will be pre-equipped for e-mobility. Good accessibility for visitors and care staff is therefore guaranteed.

The residence is designed and build in accordance with the Cureus standard for system care homes. This is based on uniform, high quality standards and is oriented, among other things, to the requirements of care home operators, with an added focus on the residents and care staff. In this way, all structural processes and properties are optimised, from the inside to the outside: This includes, for example, the size and arrangement of rooms to optimise space and walkways. Cureus care homes are also designed and equipped for maximum utility: corridors always receive as much daylight as possible; every room has floor-to-ceiling windows, and the modern bathrooms and window fronts always follow the same standardised system approach. Each property’s architecture and facade incorporate individual touches and are constructed to the highest quality standards, integrating seamlessly into their surroundings. The Cureus system approach also prioritises sustainability, both in terms of a care home’s long-term economic viability and its impact on the environment. For example, all Cureus care homes target the KfW Efficiency House 40 standard, while the bulk procurement of floor coverings and elevator systems, for example, achieves cost synergies, and long-term maintenance contracts covering several properties also reduce costs for care home operators. The constant review and optimisation of the Cureus system care home standard guarantees the construction of care homes that truly meet demand.

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Photo topping out ceremony Curavie Seniorenresidenz Lipperode, North Rhine-Westphalia, a Cureus project

Photo topping out ceremony Curavie Seniorenresidenz Lipperode, Frank Wieschollek (Cureus), Susanne Thon (MD Curavie), Arne Moritz (Mayor Lippstadt), Uwe Poganiatz-Heine (PM Cureus), North Rhine-Westphalia, a Cureus project

Visualisation Curavie Seniorenresidenz Lipperode, North Rhine-Westphalia, a Cureus project

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