Work has begun on a new multi-million pound luxury care home which will provide quality care for older people in Southmead.
Care UK and its principal contractor, Halsall Construcion, have celebrated the start of work on the purpose-built home on Southmead Road. When complete, the new care facilities will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 66 older people, and will create over 75 full-time jobs.
The four-storey home is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2019 and 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.
Tim Parker, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted to have started work on the new care home in Southmead and are looking forward 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 in Southmead and beyond.”
Lee Vile, project manager at Halsall Constructionsaid: “We are proud to be playing a part in the progress of the much-needed, high-quality new care home for the Southmead community. The build has got off to great start and we are on schedule to complete the scheme in September 2019.”
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/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.