As part of its ongoing investment in new homes, Care UK has just celebrated the turf-cutting of its seventh home to currently be under construction.
Alongside homes in places like Basingstoke, Chichester and Haywards Heath, work has just started on a brand new home in Shrewsbury.
The two-storey home, which is expected to welcome the first residents in February 2021, will include facilities such as a cinema, café and hair 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.
When complete, the new Shrewsbury home, will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 80 older people, and will create around 90 new jobs. In total, the seven homes under construction at the moment will add 500 new places for residents to Care UK’s portfolio.
Peter Griffiths, development project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted that work has started at the new Shrewsbury site, 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 Shrewsbury and beyond.”
Matt Villis, project manager at Castleoak, the care sector specialist building the new home, said, “We’re delighted to get underway on this, our 23rd care home with Care UK, and play our part in helping them deliver care at a home where residents’ wellbeing and quality of life are at the heart of its design. We look forward to being a good neighbour within the local community as we do so, ready for when the Care UK team moves in at the end of next year.”