Two of eight Care UK care homes due to open in the next 12 months have celebrated construction milestones.
The ‘topping out’ ceremonies were held at Oakfield Croft in Sale, Greater Manchester and Deewater Grange (pictured) in Chester.
The Care UK team at Oakfield Croft were joined by Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Robert Chilton, alongside Graeme Bird from developer and construction partner Termrim Construction Ltd, to put the final tile on the roof of the new-build care home.
In Chester, Mayor Alec Black and his wife Janet, alongside, Richard Dixon, project manager for Metnor Construction, joined Care UK’s Claire Ellam to perform the same ceremony at the new Deewater Grange care home.
The two homes will provide care for up to 119 residents and create almost 130 new permanent jobs.
Claire Ellam, development project manager at Care UK, said: “As the latest additions to a growing portfolio of care homes, Oakfield Croft and Deewater Grange represent a major investment for Care UK. When complete, the purpose-built care homes will boost the provision of quality residential and nursing homes as well as creating jobs for the local community.”
Both homes are due to open later this year. Their designs will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities with each including a cinema, gardens, hairdressing salon and coffee shop.
The homes will deliver a full range of residential and nursing care for older people, including short-term respite care and specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.