Liz Moran, senior regional operations director at Barchester, was joined by Deeping Parish Council chairman, Andy Pelling, to mark the occasion.
After a tour of the work so far, Mr Pelling said: “I am very impressed with the work I saw at the Barchester site. The new care home will be an important facility for the Deepings and a very welcome source of employment.”
The 60-bed care home will provide high quality care services, as well as dedicated dementia care in one of Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Communities.
Liz Moran said: “We are very excited about the construction of our new care home in Deeping St James and I feel lucky that our prospective residents will have a home set in such beautiful grounds.
“There is a real need for quality care in the local area and our new home will definitely meet this and potentially give a boost to employment in neighbouring communities.”
The home is due to open in Autumn 2014 and once a general manager is appointed the community engagement programme will be fully underway.
Giles Nursey, director at Larkpoint said “We are delighted to have commenced the construction phase of the project and are pleased to see excellent progress being made. When completed the development promises to provide first class accommodation for Barchester and their residents as well as providing an important addition to the built environment within the Deepings”.
Declan Walsh managing partner at Cinnamon said “I am pleased that progress is well underway on this new high quality healthcare facility and this is the third such agreement this year between Barchester and Cinnamon.