Bupa proposes retirement village for nursing home site

Bupa has submitted plans to replace a failing nursing home with a retirement community development.

The care provider is proposing to replace Oakhurst Grange Nursing Home in Southgate, with a 132-unit care community developed by its retirement arm Richmond Villages.

Paul Jackson, director – development, sales & marketing, Richmond Villages, told Care Home Professional: “Since the home closed in 2013, we have carefully reviewed the options for the future of the site.

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“We recently held a public consultation for the local community to update them on our plans to build a retirement care village on the grounds.  The feedback was very positive.”

Oakhurst Grange, which cared for people living with dementia, was given two warning notices by the CQC in December 2012 and was found to be failing in its quality of care in June 2013.

The retirement village plans include a 42-bed care home, 43 care suites, 12 reablement units and 35 care apartments.

The application says: “The proposed scheme design will create a visual pleasing architecturally designed development that will uplift the local area and site without having an undue impact on the residential amenity of the neighbouring properties.”

Richmond Villages is an award-winning retirement operator with luxury developments in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

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