WCS Care has moved residents from its Woodside care home in Warwick ahead of its multi-million pound redevelopment.
The provider, which was the first to achieve five outstanding ratings last year (see WCS Care is first to five outstanding ratings), has submitted plans to demolish the home and build a state of the art facility for 72 residents.
The 32 residents have been moved to WCS Care’s newest Castle Brook home (see WCS Care nears completion of £10.5m Kenilworth care home).
Christine Asbury, WCS Care chief executive, said: “We plan to create an inspirational new home on the existing Woodside site on Spinney Hill, subject to getting planning permission.
“While we’re still awaiting the outcome of our planning application, we’ve been talking to residents and their families about the proposed move for 18 months.
“They were keen to experience the fantastic facilities at WCS Care’s newest home in Kenilworth and the decision was made – following months of planning and consultation – to relocated people from Woodside to Castle Brook as soon as possible.
“The move ensures that as many people as possible can enjoy Castle Brook’s household style living and fantastic community facilities – including a relaxing spa, pamper salon, cinema, shop and iconic launderette – sooner than they otherwise would have.”
Plans to redevelop Woodside were announced in October last year (see WCS Care plans multi-million pound refurbishment).