Care UK has begun work on its seventh care home currently under construction.
The two-storey home in Shrewsbury, along with projects including Basingstoke, Chichester and Haywards Heath, will add 500 new beds to Care UK’s portfolio.
The home, which will provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 80 older people, will create around 90 jobs and is expected to open in February 2021.
Facilities will include secure and wheelchair friendly landscaped outdoor space with sensory gardens, water features and seating to give residents the opportunity to spend quality time outdoors.
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.
Peter Griffiths, development project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted that work has started at the new Shrewsbury site, not least because this impressive development reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town.
“At Care UK, we take great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual home, as these factors can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. Our new care home will live up to these standards, and will provide a quality home for older people from Shrewsbury and beyond.”
Matt Villis, project manager at Castleoak, the care sector specialist building the new home, said: “We’re delighted to get underway on this, our 23rd care home with Care UK, and play our part in helping them deliver care at a home where residents’ wellbeing and quality of life are at the heart of its design. We look forward to being a good neighbour within the local community as we do so, ready for when the Care UK team moves in at the end of next year.”