Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has purchased three care homes from LNT Care Developments.
The homes, which will be built in Pensby in Merseyside, Nantwich in Cheshire and Devizes in Wiltshire, are ‘turnkey’ properties, which means Sanctuary will take on ownership and management once they are built and fitted out.
Their locations have been carefully selected to dovetail with the Group’s existing care homes, which are managed by subsidiary Sanctuary Care.
Sanctuary Care runs 68 homes, which are located around the country, the majority of which are in the Midlands and South, serving thousands of residents.
The Pensby home will have 60 bedrooms and is due to open in January 2018, also with 60 bedrooms the Nantwich home is due to open in April 2018 and offering 66 bedrooms, the home in Devizes is due to open in July 2018.
The new homes will create around 200 jobs in total ranging from care assistants to home managers.
Nathan Warren, Group Director – Commercial, said: “The expansion of Sanctuary’s care services through the purchase of these three high-quality homes reflects the Group’s strategic ambitions. One of our core charitable objectives is to provide care services to those who need it, and these new homes will help us achieve that aim.”
Mark McCarthy, Group Director – Care, Sanctuary Group, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this purchase which will enable us to support even more people around the country to receive the care they require in stylish, contemporary and high quality environments.
“Sanctuary Care is keen to provide the best possible quality homes to residents and their families, and in particular to ensure that we offer dementia-friendly surroundings.”
Nick Broadbent, Development Director, LNT Care Developments, said: “LNT Care Developments are very much looking forward to working with Sanctuary to create three superb assets for the local communities in Pensby, Nantwich and Devizes.
“The facilities will utilise best practice dementia design in quality modern surroundings while also benefiting from ground source heat pumps, solar thermal panels and LED lighting.”