Sandstone Care Group has acquired a recently completed care home in Much Hoole, near Preston, Lancashire.
Ribble Court is a 53-bed care home that will provide a mix of luxury residential and specialist/complex nursing care.
James Parkin, a director of the Warrington-based care group, said: “We are delighted to have been able to add Ribble Court to our expanding portfolio.
“It is a high-quality, purpose-built facility and provides flexible space to enable us to offer a combination of luxury residential care and more specialist and complex nursing care.
“We are looking forward to opening Ribble Court and for it to become an important part of the vibrant Much Hoole community.
“Ribble Court will meet a need for more high-quality care provision in the area and also create a range of jobs for up to 80 local people.
“Being purpose-built means that we can tailor the room layouts to deliver outstanding person-centred care within a supportive, care-focused environment with state-of-the-art facilities and nursing technology.”
Sandstone expects to create up to 80 jobs when the home is fully occupied. It is currently seeking to recruit a registered manager, nurses, senior carers, carers and ancillary staff, with the aim of opening the home in late May/early June 2021.
Funding for the acquisition was arranged by Simply, a Scottish-based property developer with a dedicated care division.
Ribble Court becomes the sixth home in the Sandstone Care portfolio. The other homes include: Longridge Hall and Fleetwood Hall, both in Lancashire, St Helens Hall, Merseyside, and The Oaks in Newtown, Wales.
Last month, Sandstone successfully completed the purchase of the Oak Springs Care Home in Wavertree, Liverpool.