Global property adviser Knight Frank has launched the fifth edition of its prestigious annual UK Luxury Care Home Guide which this year saw a record number of entries and recognised three winners in the sector.
Knight Frank’s 2021 Luxury Care Home Guide comprises the UK’s Top 100 Luxury Care Homes and three overall winners of the Luxury Care Home Guide Awards who are each judged on numerous criteria including architecture, interior design and care quality.
This year’s winners of the Luxury Care Home Guide Awards were:
- Luxury Care Home Award 2021 which recognises the highest quality hospitality and care services in a prestigious setting: Graysford Hall – operator – Sanders Senior Living
- Care Home Design Award 2021 which recognises innovation, design, sustainability and the environment: Cavendish Park Care Home – operator – Majesticare
- Refurbishment & Renovation Award 2021 which recognises heritage, redesign and repositioning: The Chocolate Works Care Village – operator – Springfield Healthcare
This year, owing to COVID-19, the Knight Frank 2021 Luxury Care Home Guide award winners were selected via virtual inspections of each of the finalist’s facilities by the judging panel.
Despite the pandemic, Knight Frank received the highest ever level of submissions for the guide since its launch in 2016, receiving in excess of £5 billion of asset value, with the top 100 homes featured in the guide totalling approximately £2 billion. Many of the winners demonstrated innovation and forward-thinking, having already adapted their designs to manage possible future pandemics.
Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank, commented: “We are pleased to have launched our 2021 edition of The Luxury Care Home Guide, which has cemented itself as the ultimate recognition for luxury care homes in the UK as evidenced by the record number of submissions totalling an extraordinary £5 billion of assets that we received this year. This year’s Top 100 Luxury Care Homes showcases the top-of-the-range facilities, the vast majority of which are able to efficiently manage COVID-19 due to their future proof design, throughout the UK with the three award winners embodying the very best of the sector.”
Knight Frank also recently launched the inaugural Healthcare Heroes Awards which recognised outstanding people within the social care sector, who had shown tremendous leadership, empathy and compassion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as well as leading efforts around infection control and commitment to creative thinking to ensure social care residents and customers felt safe and secure throughout these unprecedented times.
To view the 2021 Luxury Care Home Guide video, please click here.