Braintree Mews: first-class care on the Horizon in Essex

Horizon Construction has recently finished building Braintree Mews, a 75-bed care Avery Healthcare care home located in the Essex town of Braintree. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex visited the impressive new home to discuss the build

Braintree Mews is a new, 75-bedroom, £8.4m care home that has been built by Horizon Construction for Avery Healthcare, one of the largest care home providers in the UK, with around 100 homes dotted around England, primarily in the South East and the Midlands. Braintree itself is an unassuming town in Essex, in the East of England, with origins going back some 4,000 years. It boasts excellent rail links to London, as well as bus services to neighbouring towns and cities including Chelmsford and Colchester. Nestled amongst some new build homes, with a new college site nearby and a GP surgery already established, Braintree Mews feels very much a part of a wider community. 

I visited Braintree Mews in early September, to meet with Horizon’s managing director Phil Holding, site manager James Wilby, and business development & marketing manager Courtenay Austin, to chat about the project and to take a tour of the home, which on the day of my visit was some two weeks from completion, and the scene of much lastminute activity as Phil and his team readied themselves for Avery to sign the project off

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