£7m home with ‘wow factor’ is jewel in operator’s crown

Crown Care has opened the doors to its newest multimillion pound property, the Royal Hampton in Ponteland.

The 73-bed site, which cost £7m to build, was unveiled by Her Grace The Duchess of Northumberland at a special ceremony this week.

Providing residential, nursing and dementia care, the site includes two three-bed bungalows and four three-bed town houses with car parking, service amenities and garden area.

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Other facilities on site include a library with internet café, quiet lounge, social room and Shakespearean restaurant.

Treatment rooms offering spa treatments, manicures, pedicures, massages and facials are also available.

Michael Ladhar, director of Crown Care, told The Chronicle that the Royal Hampton boasts the “wow factor” and described the development as the “jewel in our crown”.

“We are confident we have met our aspiration to deliver the best quality environment the region has to offer while providing the highest possible standards of care to ensure those who come to live here or stay with us for a short time get the care, attention and lifestyle they deserve,” he said.

“Each of the single bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms while there are a number of suites with private lounges and kitchens to help our residents maintain independence. It is close to the town centre and we have strong links with a number of local groups to ensure our residents will be very much part of the community.”

The Royal Hampton plans to employ around 100 staff at the care home, the report said.

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