Care UK and specialist construction partner, Metnor Construction, have celebrated the start of work on a new £7.1m care home in Murrayfield.
When complete, the purpose-built home on South Beechwood Road will provide full time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 63 older people and create over 90 jobs.
The three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in September 2018, will include facilities such as a cinema, café and hairdressing salon. Safe and wheelchair friendly landscaped outdoor space will include sensory gardens, water features and seating to give residents the opportunity to spend quality time outdoors.
Gary Renton, project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted work has begun on the new care home in Murrayfield, not least because this impressive development reflects our commitment to improving the provision of residential care in the town. 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 Murrayfield and beyond.”
Keith Milburn, contracts manager at Metnor Construction, 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 August 2018. This is a high-profile project for Metnor Construction and we are proud to be playing a part in the delivery of this much-needed new care home for the Murrayfield community.”
Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge and dining room to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.