The team behind Loughborough’s latest luxury care home welcomed Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP for a ceremonial ‘topping out’ ceremony at Ideal Carehomes’ Woodthorpe Lodge, ahead of its grand opening in September this year.
Mrs Morgan was greeted by Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of the LNT Group, which, through its subsidiary LNT Construction built Woodthorpe Lodge and is the largest developer of care homes in the country.
Together with Lawrence, Tracy Taylor and Preet Hundal, the home’s registered and general managers gave Mrs Morgan a guided tour of the home, which is nearing the final stages of construction. The party went on to plant a tree in the grounds of the home to mark the ancient ‘topping out’ tradition, appeasing the spirits who may have been displaced in its construction.
Situated on John Boden Way, Woodthorpe Lodge, has seen a £10million investment and will provide 24-hour residential and dementia care for 66 residents. Once fully staffed it will also employ over 50 members of staff. The home has a commitment to increasing its sustainability wherever possible and uses an innovative energy efficient ground-source heating system throughout its 53,000 sq ft site.
Providing high-quality personalised-care on an inclusive fee basis, residents at Woodthorpe Lodge will be able to enjoy the home’s state of the art facilities which include a hair salon, cinema room and landscaped gardens, as well as a packed schedule of entertainment and events.
The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, said: “I was delighted to be invited to visit Woodthorpe Lodge and I am confident that it is going to be a great place to live and work for people living in Loughborough and nearby, as well as a hub for the local community. Quite rightly the management team have emphasised that care for residents will be at the very top of their list of priorities and I can see the new team are very keen to get started.”
Lawrence Tomlinson, said: “We are honoured to welcome Mrs Morgan to Woodthorpe Lodge and appreciate the time she has taken to come and see the home in its final stages of construction – we look forward to welcoming her back in a few months to see the finished product!”.
Tracy Taylor, added: “It’s been a real pleasure to show Mrs Morgan around Woodthorpe Lodge as we get ready to open our doors this September. We know the home will make a real difference to the lives of people living in this constituency, not only through the provision of jobs, but also by giving people a wonderful place to reside so that they can continue to enjoy full and independent lives. We can’t wait to welcome our residents as they get ready to come and live with us over the coming months.”