The team behind a new £6 million care home in Banbury celebrated its ‘topping out’ ceremony with help from a special guest.
The Mayor of Banbury, Councillor Gordon Ross, joined with the Care UK team and representatives from development and construction partner, Castleoak, to place the final tile on the roof of Highmarket House care home which is situated in North Bar Place.
Gary Renton, construction project manager at Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, this highly impressive new development represents a major investment for Care UK. When complete, the home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 73 older people in Banbury and beyond, as well as creating jobs for local people.
“We take a great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. As work continues apace in Banbury, Care UK’s vision for the home is well on the way to being realised and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”
In the final stages of the 61-week construction programme, the project is on track to create up to 110 jobs when the care home is fully commissioned and welcomes its first residents later this summer.
Lex Cumber, business development director at Castleoak, added: “We are proud to be delivering our 19th home for Care UK. Together over 17 years we’ve delivered more than 1,000 care beds to date. We remain focused on delivering another high quality care home in Banbury for residents.”
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives while promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will also facilitate the creation of close knit communities and will be configured into a series of individual suites with a dedicated lounge/dining room. Each bedroom will have an en-suite wet room, together with a flat-screen television, adjustable profile bed and a 24-hour nurse call system.