Construction milestones have been marked at three new care homes being developed by Care UK.
Topping out (completion of the roof) ceremonies were held for the three homes in Sevenoaks, Kent, Horsham, Sussex and Ferndown in Dorset.
Speaking at the Sevenoaks ceremony (pictured), Care UK Mike Parish said: “This home has been sensitively designed to accommodate the needs of the residents and the team at Lawrence Baker has worked with us to achieve our vision of a welcoming but luxurious environment.”
The Kent home, which will be known as Weald Heights, is set to be Care UK’s flagship development and, when complete, will offer super premium rooms and an upgraded dining and an enhanced, bespoke package of activities for the residents. The project will create up to 109 jobs when the care home is fully commissioned, and will welcome its first residents in early 2017.
When complete, the three-storey, purpose-built care home will boost the provision of quality residential, dementia and nursing care for up to 80 older people, as well as creating jobs in the local community.
Further topping out ceremonies were held for a £6 million care home in Horsham for up to 82 residents when it opens just before Christmas this year, and in Ferndown, which will create up to 120 jobs when it is fully commissioned, and which will welcome the first of its 75 residents in January 2017.
Care UK currently offers 114 care homes in locations ranging from Edinburgh, Worcestershire and Suffolk to the south coast.