Building works complete on tenth new care home for Suffolk

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A special topping out ceremony took place at the Glastonbury Court care home redevelopment on Glastonbury Road in Bury St Edmunds today, to mark the completion of the main building works and roof.

The new Glastonbury Court, built on the same site as the former Glastonbury Court care home which dated from the early 90s, is the tenth and final new care home to reach the topping out stage in Care UK’s £60 million investment project in partnership with Suffolk County Council.

Glastonbury Court, which has been under construction since April 2014, will provide residential, dementia and nursing care facilities for up to 80 residents when it opens in January 2016. The new development will also provide day care in an adjacent day club, for older people living in their own homes locally. The new Glastonbury Court care home will help to meet Suffolk County Council’s vision for a great provision of modern older people’s care in the county.

Phillip Steyn, regional director, Care UK, said: “We are delighted to mark such an exciting stage in the redevelopment of Glastonbury Court, as well as the Suffolk investment project as a whole. We look forward to welcoming the first residents into Glastonbury Court early next year.”

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, cabinet member for adult care, said: “It’s great to celebrate the building of the new Glastonbury Court as this home is the last in a series of new facilities being built across the county. We wanted to create modern, welcoming homes providing good quality care to residents and day care customers. It’s always exciting to see a new home taking shape, with so much for future residents to look forward to.”

Photo caption: Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn (front left) and Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger (front right), Suffolk County Council cabinet member for adult care, help place the last tile on the roof at Glastonbury Court care home, with Suffolk County Council contracts manager Ian Patterson (second row, left) and representatives from Care UK’s construction partner Castleoak.

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Glastonbury Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2EX

Glastonbury Court

Glastonbury Court

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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