Thamesmead care home set to be knocked down in November

Plans are in to demolish Gallions View care home in Thamesmead.

The home closed recently and plans are in for 333 homes on site.

Site plans

Developer Fairview want to demolish the former home this November according to the latest application and notices on site.

A number of reasons were given to demolish the care home:

  • Gallions View Care Home is an obsolete first generation purpose built care home. Despite
    being a large facility, the accommodation arranged in poorly specified individual buildings
    that need to be staffed individually, and is therefore not attractive to current
    commissioning contracts.
  • It is not commercially viable for the home to continue in its current operation as the
    business is loss making after head office costs and capex.
  • Upgrading the accommodation would not be financially viable or economic as bedroom
    space will be lost, making the individual living units even more inefficient to operate.
  • The review of demand/supply dynamics within the Greenwich Borough do not
    substantiate a need for additional care home provision.
  • The limited affluence profile in the area relative to the positioning of the Property.

Earlier this year Fairview stated they wished to start on site in January 2022:



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4 thoughts on “Thamesmead care home set to be knocked down in November

  • September 30, 2021 at 9:25 am

    “The review of demand/supply dynamics within the Greenwich Borough do not
    substantiate a need for additional care home provision”

    Did I miss something? One of the reasons QEH and UHL hospitals don’t have beds is the Transfer of Care team can’t find a care home bed for elderly patients. The local health system is on fire because “reviews” are led with the intention of knocking down healthcare estate instead of looking at healthcare provision in the community. Someone is on the payroll of this construction firm as the NHS 5 year plan and NHSE phase 3 Covid recovery plan make clear out of hospital care for elderly patients is essential for the healthcare system to function.

    Slow clap Greenwich again.

  • October 1, 2021 at 6:34 am

    @ Matt W your 100% correct in what you say. Thank you.

  • October 3, 2021 at 10:21 am

    We need more care homes and sheltered accomodation for elderly and disabled people Many are unbable to downsize from larger homes due to the lack of suitable accomodation to meet their needs around the Borough.


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