LNT Care Developments has received planning permission to build a 66 bed care home on the site of the former Sainsbury’s depot in Buntingford, east Hertfordshire.
East Herts Council Planning Committee approved the planning application for the home run by Oakdale Care Group, which will provide residential and dementia care.
Christine Cooper, project director at LNT Care Developments, said: “We are delighted to be building such a fantastic care home for Oakdale.
“It is also great news for Buntingford, creating 50 jobs in the local area and providing a high quality resource for elderly people in the local community.
“The facility will incorporate intelligent dementia design and be eco-friendly by benefitting from ground source heat pumps, solar thermal panels and LED lighting keeping utility costs low.”
Construction is due to start February 2017 with a predicted completion date in January 2018.
Facilities will include cinema, library, garden room and tea shop as well as en suite bedrooms.
Chris Babington, director at Oakdale Care Group said: “We are delighted to get planning approved for the fourth home in the Oakdale family and we are looking forward to starting this exciting development with our trusted partners, LNT Construction. Buntingford’s picturesque location along with its access to local amenities means it is a perfect fit with Oakdale’s high standards of delivering outstanding quality care in exceptional homes.”