Maastricht, 13 May 2018 – The construction of the Nursing complex “Viattence” in Heerde has started. The kick-off was done by aldermen Van Dijk and Berkhoff of the municipal college Heerde together with Viattence employee Mrs Scholten and resident Mrs Kamp. The construction can be followed via this link.
” This project is a fine result of successful cooperation. Together with care provider Viattence, architect Van Veen and construction company BAM Vitaal Zorgvast, we have succeeded in offering high-quality care housing for a vulnerable group. The complex will become part of a so-called inclusive society where the care homes will be integrated in the neighborhood. ”, says portfolio manager Michel van Oostvoorn of the Apollo Healthcare Property Fund.
Increasing demand for suitable and sustainable care housing
The object is houses 96 residents with an intensive healthcare need, mainly people in the last phase of dementia. The property consists of three buildings with 4 residential groups in each building. Each living group of eight residents has its own look-and-feel with a shared living room, open kitchen and rest room on the ground floor. On the floors are the individual sitting rooms and bedrooms. Each living group also has access to a communal garden.
Positive social impact
In the design phase of the complex, much attention was paid to the wishes and needs of residents, employees and visitors of the complex to create an optimal care and living concept. Among other things, this was based on experiences with a location recently realized by Viattence in Epe. The research institute Trimbos has conducted research into this location. An important outcome of the research was that the home environment – both inside and outside – of Antoniehof, according to staff and family, contributes to the feeling of being at home and stimulates the well-being of the residents. The experiences with Antoniehof were included in the design phase of the complex in Heerde. In addition, thought has been given to making the complex seamlessly blend into the neighborhood.
The coming period will be dominated by the construction of the complex.
The opening of the complex is scheduled for mid-2019.