Cureus starts latest construction phase for SCHÖNES LEBEN Group in Wilhelmshaven

  • In addition to 137 care places under construction, 27 assisted living units and an outpatient assisted living group with 10 places are being built to a high modern standard
  • Completion of the second construction phase to KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard is planned for spring 2022
  • Residence developed by Cureus – experienced specialist for system care homes
  • Properties focus on the needs of residents
  • MEDIKO – care specialist of the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group will be the operator
  • Approx. 95 crisis-proof jobs are being created

Hamburg/Ulm/Wilhelmshaven, 10 March 2021. Cureus GmbH, which specialises in the development of system care homes, and MEDIKO, as the future operator, have recently received the building permit for the construction of the second phase of the senior residence at Marktstraße 213 in 26382 Wilhelmshaven. Work on the new KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard building has already begun and the pile foundation will be completed shortly.

Since the beginning of 2020, a modern care home with 137 places, restaurant, a hair and pedicure salon is being built on the property in the first construction phase. Construction is expected to be completed this autumn.

In the second construction phase, a total of 27 assisted living units, five of which are wheelchair-accessible, and an outpatient assisted living community with ten units will be built on three full floors by spring 2022. The assisted living units are between 45 and 76 square metres and, in addition to an eat-in kitchen, a bedroom and a barrier-free bathroom, they also have a balcony, a hallway and storage space. The residence also features spacious communal areas and cosy lounge areas on each floor, which are available to all residents.

The outpatient assisted living group is located on the ground floor of the modern new building. The ten single rooms are approx. 45 square metres and wheelchair accessible. They each have a living/bedroom with their own cooking facilities, their own bathroom, a guest room and a terrace. A spacious communal area with kitchen and terrace is also available to the living group for communal activities and social interaction.

The residential area around Marktstraße is quiet and ideally situated, offering convenient access to the city centre with a variety of social and cultural offerings. The nearby bus stop and a total of 37 car parking spaces as well as additional bicycle parking spaces over both construction phases ensure optimal accessibility for residents, visitors and employees.

“The building has been designed to the highest, modern architectural standards and will blend harmoniously into the surrounding residential development”, says Holger Johannesmann, Project Manager for Cureus. “Modern units with generous windows and a bright, attractive facade will create a warm and welcoming ambience. With the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group and its subsidiary MEDIKO, we have also been able to gain an experienced, renowned operator who provides modern, personalised nursing care”.

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.

“We are looking forward to the new, attractive location in Wilhelmshaven”, says Marc Hildebrand, Managing Director of the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group. “We have many years of experience in the operation of senior residences and want to enable our customers to live self-determined, comfortable and age-appropriate lives”. The senior residence in Wilhelmshaven will create a total of around 95 modern, crisis-proof jobs.

The new senior residence 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, 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 care home at the senior residence in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, a Cureus GmbH project

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