A used car dealership in the affluent Merseyside town of Formby could be demolished to make way for a 40-bed new build care home if a planning application to Sefton Council is accepted.
The town’s sea front makes it attractive to well-healed retirees from nearby Liverpool. The town already has a number of care homes, but the application for a new residence submitted by Isle of Man-based UOS Ltd, says that most existing homes are in old or converted buildings, which are typically not well suited to delivering care to current standards. “The proposal is to create a bespoke new-build care facility that offering the highest level of accommodation available locally,” the application adds.
Each of the 40 bedrooms will have an en suite bathroom, and each floor will have shared therapy bathrooms.
The town will benefit from the quality of the home and the creation of 25 full-time equivalent staff, the application continues.
The planning application, accompanied by drawings from NJSR Chartered Architects LLP, is for a part one storey, part two storey building. The higher part of the building is orientated along Church Road, and is intended to relate to the scale and massing of the adjacent buildings giving it an appropriate scale within the street-scene.
The lower storey West Wing is located to the rear of the building running perpendicular to Church Road. asymmetric in section. The north elevation is of full two storey construction, whilst the south elevation is of one and a half storey construction.