Hallmark launches construction company
September 24, 2019
Hallmark Care Homes, a major care home provider, will now build its own care homes, having launched a construction company called Savista Developments.
The new company will source land, obtain planning permission and build and fit out Hallmark Care Homes’ next generation of care homes into the next decade.
The Essex-based company will be run by Avnish Goyal as managing director, running alongside his role as chair of Hallmark Care Homes.
More than 120 guests recently attended Savista’s official launch event at the Looking Glass Cocktail Club in London where Avnish revealed their future plans and ideology.
“It makes great sense to utilise our in-house skills to build a new brand in care sector development,” said Mr Goyal.
“We will continue to build Hallmark Care Homes’ new homes, and hopefully look to work for other operators to deliver their schemes, using our extensive experience in design and construction. We already have a number of projects in the pipeline and we are excited to be expanding and controlling the delivery of outstanding environments for Hallmark Care Homes’ residents.”
Construction director at Savista Developments, James Rowntree said the new company hoped to build on the reputation Hallmark have as an award-winning operator.
“The team at Savista are looking forward to providing outstanding care homes for Hallmark, and using the knowledge gained over the years,” said Mr Rowntree.
Savista’s first project is Henley Manor, a luxury 80-bed Hallmark facility in Oxfordshire, scheduled to open in December. Also under construction is Hallmark’s first care village scheme in Hutton, Essex where Savista is building a 77- bed care home alongside a 55-apartment assisted living scheme.
Forthcoming site starts in the next few months are new care homes in Angmering, Eastbourne, Bath, Camberley, Brentwood and Buckinghamshire.