Leading dementia and nursing care home provider Church Farm Care has announced the start of £2.5m restoration work on its recently purchased ‘Rusticus’ care home in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.
The first phase of works at the 2.5-acre site, which has been run as a care home for the last 23 years and was purchased by Church Farm Care in October 2017, will see the renovation of 24 bedrooms, with spacious en-suite facilities and two living areas featuring accessible dining and kitchen facilities, designed to make residents feel at home.
Patrick Atkinson, director of Church Farm Care, said: “The development is focused on creating an environment that takes advantage of the area’s beautiful rural surroundings, designed to make our residents feel as comfortable as possible and at home. The works will provide roomy and high spec en-suite facilities that will support residents’ independence and dignity and also provide the care team with appropriate facilities to be able to best support the residents.”
Phase one of development at Rusticus is due for completion in May 2018, with the final two phases due to begin shortly after. Mansfield-based Craig Wells Building Contractors is delivering the scheme on behalf of Church Farm Care.
The restoration will enable Church Farm Care to expand the home from 44 to 76 residents.
The refurbishment works, which are due for completion in August 2020, will also feature a hair salon, cinema, community centre, specially designed outdoor garden areas and a coffee lounge to create a space that feels safe and familiar for members of the Rusticus family.
The first Church Farm Care home was purchased in 2004 by director Patrick Atkinson and the group has grown to the current four since then.