A new organisation has enlisted an executive team which will lead the launch of Urban Village Group into the health care sector.
The move will culminate in the development of a sector-leading portfolio of care homes across the UK.
Urban Village Healthcare, based in Birmingham, is rolling out a major multi-million-pound nursing home development plan and already has six sites in various stages of development.
Each of the new homes, which will have a major design focus on the health and wellbeing of its residents, will create around 80 new jobs in each location. Some of the projects will offer supported living accommodation for people with disabilities.
Chief executive Nick Sellman said: “These are exciting times for everyone involved in Urban Village Healthcare. We have very aspirational development objectives and we are looking closely at a multitude of care home development propositions across the UK which will create hundreds of jobs.
“We are committed to making a positive ‘Social Impact’ through our Health Care investment activities, whilst remaining focused upon integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors within our long-term strategic growth plan.
He added: “We have recruited a highly experienced care delivery team to ensure that all of our developments meet the highest standards. Our care homes have been carefully designed to ensure those who live there can enjoy an excellent quality of life and be part of an incredible community.
“Our designers will focus on the wellbeing of residents by addressing specific age-related impairments that impact on mobility, sight, hearing and memory – all elements and issues which will be incorporated into the initial design planning.”
Nick added: “With Rose, Martin and Adam on board, we are in a very strong position to rapidly grow the business by delivering high quality care schemes in key locations, providing new facilities for the elderly and disabled, and creating much-needed new jobs for local people.”
Urban Village Healthcare has a significant project pipeline and is planning to create a purpose-built care home with supported living facilities in Shropshire.
A planning application for a 70-bed care home, with 12 supported living apartments for people with autism, at Randlay in Telford, has now been consented by Telford and Wrekin Council. Once completed, it will be managed by specialist operator Bracebridge Care Group.
It has planning consent for an £8.5 million facility in Wigan, featuring 66 en-suite rooms and communal facilities including lounges, beauty salon and guest rooms for relatives. UVHC will start on site in the month of September 2021.
An additional six schemes are currently at the planning phase. Over the next two years, the company aims to develop a portfolio of care home and extra care schemes in partnership with medium-sized providers with strong reputations and a local focus.
“All the statistics indicate that there is a growing demand for high quality care home facilities right across the country and we intend to play a significant role in helping to meet that demand, starting in Wigan and Telford,” added Nick.