Richmond Manor Care Home - Feature Window

26 June 2020

“Feature window preserved for future generations”     

Following the sale of one of Ampthill’s most historic buildings Russell House to Campbell Buchanan, there have been two owners and seven years of waiting to see whether a phoenix would burst from the flames of redevelopment.

Back in February 2013 two former Councillors and Town Mayors, Sue Hinkin and Sally Bacon as members of the Planning and Highways committee listened to the plans to redevelop Russell House into a care home. Aware of the stained-glass windows important history they were instrumental in gaining promises relating to its preservation for the benefit of the town.

The latest owner Hamberley Care Homes has now completed the redevelopment and is due to welcome in residents. The company with the strapline “A luxury care home with a heart” has proved to be just that fulfilling a promise seven years in the making. Hamberley Care Homes have ensured that the beautiful stained glass window can continue to be enjoyed by the residents of Ampthill. The window is visible from the roadside and has pride of place in the reception area of the Richmond Manor Care Home.

The Town Council would like to place on record its thanks to Sue Hinkin, Sally Bacon, Andy Girvan (Planning Manager for Campbell Buchanan) and Hamberley Care Homes.
Images courtesy of Hamberley Care Homes