Cureus starts construction of 124 residential and nursing care units for SCHÖNES LEBEN Group in Neuruppin 

  • 110 barrier-free single rooms for inpatient and short-term care, 4 assisted living apartments and an outpatient assisted living community with 10 apartments are being built to the highest modern standards
  • Constructed to KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard
  • Completion scheduled for Q3 2022
  • Cureus – experienced care home specialist will build and hold the new senior residence in its property portfolio
  • Designed to meet the specific needs of residents
  • MEDIKO, the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group’s nursing care specialist, will operate the new complex
  • Approx. 80 crisis-proof jobs are being created

Hamburg/Ulm/Neuruppin, 7 June 2021. Cureus GmbH has announced the start of construction on a new senior residence in picturesque Neuruppin, north Brandenburg, for MEDIKO, the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group’s specialist nursing care provider. The property will remain in the Cureus portfolio after completion.

Cureus has secured a building permit for the first section of its new senior residence in Neuruppin and earthworks have now started on the 4,400-square-metre site at Artur-Becker-Strasse 6, 16816 Neuruppin. The new senior residence is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2022 and will comprise a nursing care facility with 110 places for inpatient and short-term care. The complex will also feature 4 assisted living apartments and an outpatient assisted living community with 10 apartments. The U-shaped complex is being constructed with four above-ground levels and a partial basement. A total of around 7,200 square metres of gross floor area (GFA) will be built to the KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard. The modern, rectilinear facade will create an eye-catching architectural impression and, thanks to its light colour scheme, will blend seamlessly with the surrounding buildings.

“There has been a steady increase in demand for modern care places in Neuruppin. Our new complex will go some way to satisfying local nursing care requirements”, says Marko Stegmaier, Head of Construction at Cureus. “We are about to start earthworks and plan to hand over the new residence to the operator after a construction period of one and a half years. Our experienced partner, MEDIKO, has established a strong reputation for providing modern, personalised and quality-oriented care”.

“We are looking forward to opening our first senior residence in Brandenburg. The state-of-the-art care facilities will allow us to provide the highest quality care and support”, says Marc Hildebrand, Managing Director of SCHÖNES LEBEN Group. “We are a vastly experienced operator of care homes and assisted living facilities and strive to empower our residents to live self-determined, comfortable and age-appropriate lives”. According to Focus magazine (41/2020), SCHÖNES LEBEN Group’s specialist care providers MEDIKO, compassio and Gut Köttenich are among Germany’s best nursing and retirement home operators and have a very positive image among consumers. The company is not only committed to delivering high-quality services and innovative and progressive concepts for residents, it is equally focused on creating excellent working conditions for its employees. A total of around 80 modern, crisis-proof jobs will be created at the senior residence in Neuruppin.

Modern senior residence with restaurant, hair salon and laundry

Most of the new building will be dedicated to housing the senior residence. In addition to the inviting foyer and reception area, the ground floor will also accommodate a hair salon, a pedicure salon and a restaurant with its own fresh food kitchen, all of which can also be used by residents from the assisted living apartments and the outpatient living community, as well as by visitors and members of the local community. Making these amenities open to all is one component of the Cureus approach to fostering links between residents and the local community. A laundry is located in the basement, offering residents even more convenience and an enhanced range of services.

Of the 110 modern single rooms and 4 serviced apartments, 43 are not only barrier-free but also wheelchair-accessible. All rooms are equipped with their own bathroom. Residents have the option of furnishing the rooms themselves in order to create a personalised retreat and their own private space. The residence will be home to six living groups, which will create a family-style ambience. Each living group has a cosy common area with a kitchen and dining area and access to a terrace, balcony or roof terrace. These rooms serve as a meeting place and are intended to promote and strengthen social ties between the residents.

Outpatient assisted living community with separate ground-floor entrance

In the eastern section of the new complex, the ground floor accommodates an outpatient assisted living group with 10 apartments and a communal lounge area. All of the apartments in this section have floor plans of approx. 30 square metres, are fully wheelchair-accessible and consist of a spacious living/bedroom with its own kitchenette and bathroom. The apartments are intended for single-person households.

Ideal location and optimal accessibility

The new senior residence enjoys an extremely central location in an established residential area. Lake Ruppin, parks and the city centre are all within easy walking distance. The city centre and the immediate neighbourhood both offer a wide range of amenities, including shops, doctors and social venues. In addition to the nearby bus stops, the grounds are equipped with 13 bicycle and 16 car parking spaces (of which 6 are wheelchair accessible), thereby guaranteeing outstanding accessibility for visitors and employees. Park-like outdoor facilities are also available to all residents for exercise, relaxation and for getting together.

Constructed to Cureus’ high-quality standard

The new care home complex in Neuruppin is designed and built in accordance with the Cureus standard for system care homes. This standard is based on exacting and uniform quality standards and is oriented to the needs of all stakeholders, including care home operators and residents. Care homes built to the Cureus standard are optimised in all respects and include, for example, optimised floor plans and conveniently arranged rooms and walkways. Cureus care homes are also designed and equipped for maximum utility: interior corridors benefit from as much daylight as possible, every room has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide attractive views of the surrounding area, and the modern bathrooms and window fronts follow the same standardised system approach. Each complex’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. All Cureus care homes are, for example, constructed in accordance with the KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard, while the bulk procurement of floor coverings and elevator systems, for example, ensures 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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Visualisation of the senior residence in Neuruppin, main entrance, Brandenburg, a Cureus GmbH project

Visualisation of the senior residence in Neuruppin, garden view, Brandenburg, a Cureus GmbH project

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