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Belong reaches construction milestone at £21m care village

Belong Chester topping out ceremony

Dementia specialist Belong has celebrated a construction milestone at it latest care village.

High Sheriff of Cheshire, Robert Mee DL laid the final roof tile of the £21 million state-of-the-art care village alongside former Belong Chair, Margaret Yorke, Belong’s deputy chief executive, Tracy Paine, and Chris Ellison, the project manager for the site from contractor, Seddon.

Tracy said: “We are thrilled to have finished the main building work at Belong Chester. We know the village’s opening is eagerly anticipated and we look forward to welcoming the community early next year and to being able to support local older people, including those living with dementia and their families.”

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Located in the heart of the city, adjacent to its historic canal, Belong Chester, which is scheduled to open in early 2022, has been designed by architects, Pozzoni, with contractor Seddon heading up the build. Once open, the village will provide dementia and nursing care, with 24-hour support available across six extended family sized households and 23 independent living apartments, the latter now available to purchase or rent.

John Shannon, divisional director at Seddon, said: “It’s great to see the scheme progressing and we were delighted to have some of the Belong team join us on site to mark this milestone. The next stage will see the village come to life even further and transform into the highly-anticipated vibrant space the people of Chester have been waiting for.”

 

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