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Go-Ahead for Urban Village Group’s Canalside Care Home

Urban Village Group’s plans to develop a multi-million-pound canalside care scheme in Lancashire have been given the go-ahead.

The leading property investment and development company has received detailed planning consent for a senior living scheme, with 70 en-suite bedrooms and seven supported living apartments, at Eleanor Street in Blackburn.

The purpose-built care home will be created by Urban Village Healthcare on a waterside site. Each of the four floors will have its own external terrace, taking advantage of views overlooking the canal and conservation area to the town centre.

Urban Village Group chief executive Nick Sellman said:

“We are grateful to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for their support and excited at the prospect of starting construction of our latest development later this year.

“Our care home in Blackburn forms part of our mission to improve senior living provision in this country and will be a fantastic facility for families in the region. With old age, the level of disability and dependency increases and impacts enormously on the demand for care services, with around 400,000 older people in care homes in the UK. Urban Village Healthcare is determined to help meet this demand.”

It will feature communal facilities such as a lounge, hairdressers and a gym, with associated parking and gardens. The site backs on to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. All the town centre amenities are within walking distance. Once completed, the care home will be let to Bracebridge Care Group for a minimum of 25 years.