Parklands Care Home begins work on £10m Inverness care hub


Parklands Care Homes, which operates nine care homes across Moray and the Highlands, has begun preparatory work on the site of its tenth care facility at Milton of Leys in Inverness.

The new care home will offer 58 en-suite bedrooms, many of them with views of the Moray Firth, several day/dining rooms, quiet lounges, an activity room, hairdresser and café.

Ron Taylor, Managing Director of Parklands Care Homes, (pictured left with Howard Rogers, MD of Appledorn Developments) said: “We have been planning to expand into Inverness for some time and we’re delighted that we can now move forward with our exciting development plans.

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“We are pleased to be partnering with Appledorn on the construction of our new care home. They are a company with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality care facilities.

“Not only does this represent a significant multi-million pound investment by Parklands, it is also innovative and transformational, combining the traditional model of residential care with independent later living support. When it is fully complete, it will be the first integrated care hub of its kind in the Highlands.

“Our investment also represents a timely boost for the construction sector which has been hit hard by the pandemic and will create new employment opportunities for nursing and care professionals in Inverness.”

Construction of the new care home is expected to begin in the New Year. The new care home, Parklands’ largest ever single investment and its first in Inverness, is expected to open in the summer of 2023, creating around 100 full time jobs in the care sector.

Work on a second phase, a later living village comprising 11 two bedroom bungalows for sale, will begin after construction of the care home is complete.

Parklands, which is entirely family owned and headquartered in Grantown, recently secured £20m in finance from Triodos Bank UK to support its existing operation and fund its expansion into Inverness.

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