Cureus starts construction of approx. 190 care and residential units for Insanto in Osterholz-Scharmbeck

  • 143 barrier-free single rooms for long- and short-term inpatient care, 27 assisted living units and 18 outpatient day-care places
  • Completion to KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard scheduled for summer 2024
  • Cureus properties focus on the needs of residents
  • Insanto Seniorenresidenzen to operate the new residence in Osterholz-Scharmbeck
  • Around 65 new full-time positions for up to 80 employees will be created

Hamburg/Winsen/Osterholz-Scharmbeck, 28 October 2022. Cureus, an integrated property company that specialises in developing and actively managing its own care home portfolio, has secured approval to build a new Insanto senior residence in Osterholz-Scharmbeck to the north of Bremen. Insanto Seniorenresidenzen will operate the new residence in Am Hohenberg in 27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck. The previously undeveloped site is located between the B74 federal highway and the quiet residential area along the street Am Hohenberg. The general contractor is MBN GmbH from Georgsmarienhütte.

By the summer of 2024, the approx. 18,200-square-metre site will be home to a senior residence with 143 care places for long- and short-term inpatient care, with construction planned in two parallel phases. Plans also include 27 assisted living units and an outpatient day-care facility with 18 places. The twin building complex will have three full storeys and a recessed top floor. A total of about 9,200 square metres of barrier-free living and usable space will be built to the energy-efficient KfW 40 standard. The building’s flat roofs will also be greened. In accordance with the development plan, the modern, rectilinear facade will be partially clinkered in red and, with its otherwise light colour scheme, will blend harmoniously with the surrounding buildings. For noise protection, a sound-proofed wall will be built along the B74 at the property’s western border, and the windows that face towards the road will also be equipped with increased noise protection.

“We are delighted to be part of another Cureus project and are sure that we will once again work successfully together here in Osterholz-Scharmbeck”, says Carsten Völkerding, Branch Manager of MBN GmbH. “Although the construction industry is currently facing a number of challenges, we continue to prove our capabilities in a wide range of projects on a daily basis and don't anticipate any problems on this project either”.

“Osterholz-Scharmbeck has been experiencing a steady increase in demand for modern care places. This new residence will enable us to meet this demand in years to come”, says Henning Koch, project manager at Cureus. “After the construction of the access road – initially as a construction site access road – we will start the earthworks and then, in what we hope will still be mild weather, can move on to the construction of the floor slab and the ground floor. We aim to hand over the new residence to the operator in summer 2024. With Insanto, we have an experienced partner at our side who is well-known for providing modern, personalised care”.

“The new senior residence in Osterholz-Scharmbeck is designed as a senior and care home with outpatient day-care and barrier-free assisted living units for residents from care level 1 to 5”, reports Jan Kaiser, Managing Director of Insanto Seniorenresidenzen. “We are committed to providing a high level of care and assistance and a range of care and living options under one roof in order to improve residents’ quality of life through caring and cordial interaction”. Insanto also focuses on its employees: appreciation and a modern working environment are particularly important. Approximately 65 new full-time positions for up to 80 employees will be created in Flensburg. Interested parties and applicants can apply now at info@insanto.de.

Modern care home with a comprehensive range of services

The northern section of the site will be home to the U-shaped main building of the Insanto senior residence with around 6,900 square metres of living and usable space on three full floors and a recessed top floor. In addition to the hotel-style reception and welcoming lobby, the main building will include a fireside lounge with library, a hairdressing salon, a nursing bath, an in-house laundry and a fresh food restaurant with a terrace, which, in the spirit of fostering a healthy social life, will also be open to residents in the assisted living units, guests and members of the local community. Of the 143 modern single rooms, 47 will not only be barrier-free, they will also be fully wheelchair accessible. Residents will be able to furnish their own rooms to create a private, homely atmosphere and add to the cosy comforts. In order to ensure a homely, family-like atmosphere, the residence will be divided into seven living groups. Each living group will have its own communal room with a kitchen and dining area, designed to encourage residents to cultivate social contacts with others in their living groups. The living group on the ground floor is designed to cater to the needs and daily routines of people with severe dementia. It will have direct access to the garden, which will be specifically laid out in accordance with their needs and to allow residents to move around safely without supervision.

Outpatient day-care and assisted living in the property’s southern section

To the south of the main building, a second, three-storey, L-shaped building with a recessed top floor is also being developed to house 27 assisted living units on around 2,300 square metres of living and usable space. This building will accommodate outpatient day-care places for people with physical limitations and dementia on the ground floor. The 18 outpatient day-care places will be available to tenants from the assisted living units above and to external patients. Visitors will have access to a spacious group room with kitchen, a therapy room, rest rooms with comfortable recliners, sanitary facilities, a care bathroom and a terrace.

The 27 modern assisted living units on the upper floors will be suitable for singles and couples, ranging in size from 42 to 67 square metres. All units will be barrier-free and some will be fully wheelchair accessible. Each will feature a bathroom, a bedroom, a living and cooking space, plus a hallway and storage space. All units have a balcony or a roof/terrace. A club room and storage rooms for wheelchairs and walkers are also located in the building. The rental conditions will be announced at a later date.

Attractive location and optimal accessibility

The new senior residence is ideally situated within easy walking distance of the town centre of Osterholz-Scharmbeck with the town park, doctors, shopping facilities as well as cultural and social centres all in easy reach on foot or via the nearby bus stop. A shuttle bus with a stop on the premises is also planned. There will be 44 bicycle parking spaces and 63 car parking spaces on the grounds of the new Insanto senior residence. Nine parking spaces will be wheelchair accessible, ensuring very good accessibility for residents, visitors and care staff alike. The park-like outdoor facilities will also be open to all residents for exercise, relaxation and socialising. A pleasantly greened plaza with seating will also be created in front of the main building by Cureus for the community.

Building in accordance with high-quality, individual standard

The Insanto Seniorenresidenz Osterholz-Scharmbeck will be 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.

Giving care the space it needs

Many people are aware of the shortage of nursing staff and are actively implementing appropriate measures to solve the shortage, but there is little awareness of the undersupply of nursing homes. According to a recent study by bulwiengesa (find here), up to 600,000 new care places need to be built across Germany by 2040, but construction is lagging behind. Cureus is constantly on the lookout for new plots of land to implement its proprietary system approach and accelerate the construction of modern care facilities. Property offers can be sent to ankauf@cureus.de at any time.



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