Barchester submits proposals for Dorset care home

Barchester Healthcare has submitted a planning application for a new 66-bed care home in St Leonards, East Dorset.

The plans were submitted as part of a housing development by Spectrum Premier Homes, the Bournemouth Echo reported.

Mark Bennett, Director of Property Services at Barchester Healthcare, told CHP: “A planning application has been submitted for a new 66-bed Barchester care home in St Leonards that we are very excited about. The submission reflects our Barchester Healthcare model of care, and features a bespoke build design.

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“The new luxury home will provide 66 single en-suite bedrooms with shared lounges and separate dining areas, an activity space for the homes’ lifestyle enrichment programmes, as well as secure, landscaped gardens that will provide peaceful, beautiful outdoor spaces for our prospective residents. Subject to planning, we are hoping to start in the spring of 2019 with completion and opening in mid-2020.”

Mark continued: “There is a real need for quality care in the local area, and our new home will definitely meet this, and potentially give a boost to employment in neighbouring communities.”

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