Care UK, has moved a step closer to delivering a new care home in Ware, with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on site to mark the latest construction milestone in the £6.5 million building project.
The Deputy Mayor of Ware, Councillor Alexander Curtis, joined with the team from Care UK and representatives from developer and construction partner, Lawrence Baker, to place the final tile on the roof of the new care home, which is situated on Baldock Street.
The project is on track to create up to 80 jobs when the care home is fully commissioned, and will welcome its first residents later this year.
Tim Parker, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, this new development represents a major investment for Care UK. When complete, the three-storey, purpose-built care home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 70 older people, as well as creating jobs for the local community.
“We take a great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment.
“As work continues in Ware, Care UK’s vison for the home is well on the way to being realised; and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”
Chris Seymour, site manager at Lawrence Baker, who is overseeing the development in Ware, added: “As a specialist contractor within the care related sector, we could not have asked for a more cohesive approach from Care UK. This is a key project for Lawrence Baker and we are all proud to playing a part in the delivery of a high-quality facility for the local community.
“It has been a pleasure working with Care UK to create a welcoming and fit-for-purpose home, and our team looks forward to delivering a quality building that will welcome many residents for years to come.”
The new three-storey care home, which will feature 70 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities and will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.