Work starts on multi-million pound Sutton Coldfield care home

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Care UK and specialist construction partner, Octopus Healthcare, have celebrated the start of work on a new multi-million pound care home in Sutton Coldfield.

When complete, the purpose-built home on Lichfield Road will provide full time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 67 older people, and create over 100 jobs.

The three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in early 2018, 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.

Andrew Brett, project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted work has begun on the new care home in Sutton Coldfield, 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 Sutton Coldfield and beyond.”

Andrew Baddeley, development manager at Octopus Healthcare, 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 early 2018. This is a high-profile project for Octopus Healthcare, and we are proud to be playing a part in the delivery of this much-needed new care home for the Sutton Coldfield 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/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.

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