Work begins on new £12.5m Blackburn care home

Construction has started on a new 109-bed care home in Blackburn, on behalf of specialist supported living developer Verum Victum Healthcare (VVHC).

Bardsley Construction has begun working on the £12.5m project at Albion Mill, which is due for completion in December 2019.

The development project has been over four years in the pipeline, after planning permission was originally granted in 2014.

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Now, it’s been confirmed that the new development will include 50 extra care apartments, 31 en-suite rooms for intermediate care and four rehabilitation apartments and is being created for Blackburn with Darwen Council and the local NHS.

Two four-storey residential blocks will be linked by a three-storey building providing communal areas for use by the residents including dining room, TV lounge, library, hair salon, gym, consulting rooms, kitchen and staff accommodation.

VVHC chief executive Roy Kenny said: “By mixing extra care, specialised dementia care and intermediate care in one bespoke development we can deliver enhanced outcomes at lower cost to local authorities and clinical commissioners. Having a construction partner that understands our specific build requirements is key. We’re pleased we have Bardsley Construction on board.”

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