Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Councillor Patricia Mabbott did the honours at a topping out for Quantum Care’s Anson Court on Bericot Green in Welwyn Garden City.
Anson Court will provide 75 beds for residents currently living at Hyde Valley House in Welwyn Garden City as well as new Quantum Care residents.
Mayor Mabbott said: “It was my privilege to be asked, having dug the first clod of earth in the initial stages to follow it through to the laying a roof tile was an honour.
“I very much look forward to seeing Anson Court in all its glory later this year. Judging from the tour of the building at its latest stage I know it will be a provision our Borough will be proud of.”
The ceremony was also attended by Quantum Care chief executive Maria Ball, chair of the Quantum Care Board David Priseman, Ian MacBeath, Director of Heath & Community Services from Hertfordshire County Council, Mark Doyle (CEO) and James Blackie (project manager) both from the main building contractor Jarvis, and residents and families from Hyde Valley House.
Once complete Anson Court will also incorporate an older persons day care centre and communal facilities; including a café, hairdressers and a small shop for residents and their families.
Maria Ball, Quantum Care chief executive said: “The opening of Anson Court will be an exciting time for all involved, but currently we are paying particular attention in ensuring the move is well planned whilst remaining focussed on providing high quality care for our residents at all times. Our residents will always remain at the heart of all we do.”