Work has begun on a new £5.54 million care home which will provide quality care for older people in Hythe.
Care UK and specialist construction partner, Lawrence Baker Limited, have celebrated the start of work on the purpose-built home on Southampton Road. When complete, the purpose-built home will provide full time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 62 older people, and create over 100 jobs.
The three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in 2019, will include facilities such as a cinema, café and hairdressing salon. Secure and wheelchair friendly landscaped outdoor space will include sensory gardens, water features and seating to give residents the opportunity to spend quality time outdoors.
Justin Daley, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted work has begun on the new care home in Hythe, not least because this impressive development reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town.
“At Care UK, we take great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual home, as these factors can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. Our new care home will live up to these standards, and will provide a quality home for older people from Hythe and beyond.”
Liam Shelton, contracts manager at Lawrence Baker, said: “Construction of this high-quality new care facility has got off to a great start, and we are on schedule to complete the scheme in June 2019. This is a high-profile project for Lawrence Baker, and we are proud to be playing a part in the delivery of this much-needed new care home for the Hythe community.”