New care home will create up to 75 jobs

The site of the new Care UK home in Banbury. Left, Mark Briggs of main contractor, HDS and right, Gary Renton, Construction Project Manager, Care UK. NNL-150421-172621001
The site of the new Care UK home in Banbury. Left, Mark Briggs of main contractor, HDS and right, Gary Renton, Construction Project Manager, Care UK. NNL-150421-172621001

Construction work has begun on a new £7.5 million care home at North Bar Place, Banbury, which is expected to create up to 75 jobs.

Care UK, one of the UK’s largest providers of residential care, says it has designed the three-storey building to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives while also promoting independence,

It will have 73 bedrooms and provide full-time residential care, specialist dementia care, nursing and short-term respite care.

Each individual bedroom will have an en suite wet room, together with a flat-screen television, adjustable profile bed and 24-hour nurse call system.

The state-of-the-art care home will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café, and incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. There will also be secure, wheelchair-friendly landscaped gardens.

Gary Renton, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “When complete, the care home will boost the provision of quality residential care for people living in Banbury and beyond, as well as creating jobs for local people.

“We take a great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home, not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment.” Mark Briggs, senior project surveyor for Healthcare Development Services (HDS), which is overseeing the building work, said: “Construction has got off to a great start at North Bar Place and we are currently on schedule for completion in spring 2016.

“At its peak, we expect this project to bring together around 40 construction workers on site.”