Hallmark Care Homes is getting into the construction business.
The premium care home group has created a partnership with the former directors of Baxter and King Construction, which went into voluntary liquidation in January, to launch Goldfinch Developments.
Baxter and King were in the care home building business for quarter of a century before collapsing. Its former director, Kevin Storey, will run Goldfinch Developments as a subsidiary of Hallmark Care Homes.
Avnish Goyal, managing director of Hallmark Care Homes, said: “The former directors at Baxter and King have an excellent reputation in the industry and bring with them over 25 years’ experience working on innovative care home design and construction projects across the UK. We are looking forward to working with them more closely and putting their talents to good use.”
Goldfinch will be responsible for the construction of all Hallmark care homes, and will also be free to pitch for business from other “selected” care home providers.
“It makes great sense to combine our skills to build a new brand in care sector development,” said Mr Storey.
“Together we will build Hallmark Care Homes premium quality new homes, and work for other carefully selected operators to deliver their schemes, using our extensive experience to optimise designs to achieve value engineering benefits.
“We are already talking to a number of our previous contacts and will no doubt be soon announcing more new projects for the Goldfinch Development team.”
Goldfinch Developments first project will be Hallmark Care Home, Chamberlain Court, a 72 bed, luxury care home, which is scheduled to open in early 2017.
The new home’s facilities will include; a cinema, hair salon, café and therapy room as well as being surrounded by spectacular landscaped gardens.
Chamberlain Court will also feature a unique ‘celebrations’ restaurant on the third floor of the home with an adjoining terrace, which will enable relatives to have a meal with their loved ones on a special occasion.
The home will be number 16 in the Hallmark portfolio.