Providing value for money whilst maintaining quality in care home construction
The seemingly constant cuts and rising costs in care home construction would appear to be squeezing care homes to breaking point.
With stark figures from the CQC stating that two out of every five care homes are below standard, the boss at Care England, Martin Green, has said the situation is “really serious” and suggests many will fold within the next 12 to 18 months.
Those homes least at risk from such closure are designed and are of a scale that allows them to operate efficiently. Modern construction both conserves running costs and ensures a home is future-proof, allowing it to be adaptable to changing needs in care.
So what can be done about the ever-demanding restraints placed on the industry? Where construction is concerned, the key to getting value for money, whilst still keeping up a high level of quality, comes from a number of areas.
- Project Management – When a project is managed well the costs of the construction are lowered, particularly regarding labour. Efficiency is key in reducing site downtime alongside quality construction work.
- Cost Management – Managing the costs of materials closely can be difficult, but getting things for the best price – in tandem with accurate design work – can ensure there are fewer unforeseen expenditures.
- Design – Through a professional design service you can save time and money. Bringing in expertise helps to navigate the pitfalls and bring the best out of a development for everyone.
- Site Identification – Getting the right site for the right price has never been so crucial. All care homes should be a long-term investment for the future of the community, but it has to be feasible in terms of construction and design.
Securing the services which deliver all of the above give you the best chance of carving out a successful care home development in an ever-threatened sector.
Despite the harsh conditions predicted by Martin Green and other representatives in the industry, Aedifice Partnership have a wealth of experience in delivering successful care home development services.
At Aedifice Partnership we’re always happy to help you navigate the above portions of your development, why not get in contact with us today.