At Broomfield Village in Chelmsford, a steel signing ceremony was held to celebrate the first key milestone of this restoration and extension project which will transform the existing building into a new 137-bed luxury residential, nursing and dementia facility for Principle Care Homes.

Hosted by East of England construction company R G Carter, the team joined members of the Principle Care Homes team, Coutts Bank and CDG, to celebrate the completion of the steel structure of the building after nine months of work.

The existing building was constructed with a light steel frame, which initially required stripping back internally and on the external facades to reveal the vast skeleton of the superstructure. Once complete, the reconfiguration of the new spaces could commence, requiring complex temporary works to be designed and installed throughout the building by R G Carter’s internal Architectural and Engineering design team CDG.

A new four storey extension has also been constructed at the rear of the care facility creating open dining space on each floor which will overlook landscaped gardens.

Jakob Betts, Construction Manager at R G Carter says; “The steel signing celebrates an important stage of the project and enables all those that have been involved to make their mark. With the building’s steel structure now in place, it’s great to see the building progressing well, and we look forward to transforming this space for its future residents to enjoy.”

“We’re delighted with the progress of the care home so far, and the steel signing event is the perfect way to mark the start of a very special journey for us, providing a place where our residents can feel special.” explains Laura Mansfield, Customer Relationship Manager at Principle Care Homes, “The team at R G Carter have been a pleasure to work with, fully understanding our vision and bringing it to life. We’re excited to see the rest of the home take shape over the coming months!”

Broomfield Village is the first care home in the collection from newly founded Principle Care Homes, a family run business with a simple yet incredibly powerful mission: to make people feel special.

The home will offer residential, dementia and nursing care to its community, in beautifully designed and fully furnished en-suite rooms, with unique features such as a wellness space, exercise studio, hydrotherapy pool and radio room, enjoying views overlooking the picturesque Essex countryside.

R G Carter are now focussing on the elevation of the building, and have completed the marketing suite of eight rooms, which is now ready to welcome families to visit.

To book your visit to Broomfield Village, please contact Customer Relationship Manager, Laura Mansfield, on 01245 203770 or email

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