Scottish care home operator, Mansfield Care, is to invest up to £10m in a new 60-bed facility.
The facility in Haddington, East Lothian, will be combined with a nursery catering for up to 60 children aged five and below.
As part of the firm’s ambitious growth plans, the twin development, which is set for completion in March 2023, is likely to create up to 100 new jobs, and is estimated to provide around £2m for the local economy each year.
Mansfield Care Founder, Andrew Hume, said the expanding population of Haddington and the surrounding area had underpinned their confidence in the need for both facilities.
Andrew said: “This is our most ambitious and exciting project to date and is set to be of huge benefit to the local community.
“We have been diligent in our planning to provide the best possible care facilities that are in line with current and emerging guidelines around small scale living.
“It is our largest undertaking to date and will be our first purpose-built-from-scratch care home. It presents an exciting opportunity for us, and importantly will provide the people who require this service in Haddington and in the surrounding area.”
Following the company’s traditions of investing in small, friendly residential care homes, the facility will be split into six separate 10 bedroom wings to ensure residents receive bespoke and quality care. It will also accommodate a café, hairdressing salon and a private function space for its residents and their families.
Care home construction specialist, Appledorn, is the main contractor and is investing in local contractors and suppliers to assist in building the development.