Castleoak has restarted construction on a new care home for Care UK in Banbury, Oxfordshire, seven months after the operator’s original contractors went into administration last summer.
The three storey home, which will offer nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 73 residents, is expected to be ready to accept its first residents in the summer of 2017.
It will employ around 100 carers, nurses, caterers and housekeepers.
The Banbury property will feature a coffee shop in the reception area, a beauty salon, cinema and landscaped gardens. All bedrooms will be en-suite and grouped around shared lounges and dining rooms.
Castleoak has worked with Care UK on several previous projects, including 10 in Suffolk.
Over the past few weeks, the company has started to take down part of the structure put up by the first contractor. Once this is complete, they will start to build the new home from scratch to specifications set out in the original planning documents.
Gary Renton, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “Losing our builders last summer was a real blow and it’s been very frustrating having to wait for that process to resolve itself before we could re-start work here at North Bar Place. However, we’re back on site and, fingers crossed, good weather will allow the home to be built in just over 12 months.”