Topping out ceremony at new multi-million pound Brackley care home

A new £12 million care home development in Brackley has hit a new high – and has also benefited two of the town's youth groups.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 11:29 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 11:58 am
Brackley players Florence Henderson and Lily Spenceley with, from left to right,
Bim Prentice, Cameron Thayan (Kingsley), Victoria Sillett, Muj Malik and Edward Hudson (Deeley)
Brackley players Florence Henderson and Lily Spenceley with, from left to right, Bim Prentice, Cameron Thayan (Kingsley), Victoria Sillett, Muj Malik and Edward Hudson (Deeley)

Midlands-based Deeley Construction is building the new 66-bedroom nursing home in Turweston Road, Brackley, on behalf of Kingsley Healthcare Group.

The development, which will create more than 100 jobs when it opens later this year, has reached its highest point in the build and a traditional topping out ceremony was held to celebrate.

Representatives from Brackley Athletic FC under-nines girls team and the 5th Brackley Scout Group, both of which have received £500 each from the companies behind the development,

attended the ceremony.

Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “We are thrilled with the progress of this scheme on behalf of Kingsley Healthcare Group and it is great to reach the highest point of the development.

“It has been a very strong partnership and, ultimately, that will bring great community benefits – not only providing a much-needed care home but also creating a significant number of jobs.

“On top of that, we were delighted to welcome Brackley Athletic FC and the 5th Brackley Scout Group to the topping out and it is great to be able to support two great local groups which are committed to giving local young people great opportunities to be active.”

The donations will be used to purchase the football teams shirts and training equipment and go towards refurbishing the scouts’ meeting place after it was the subject of an arson attack.

Bim Prentice, Group Scout Leader, said: “On behalf of 5th Brackley Scout Group membership, I would like to thank the Deeley Group and Kingsley Healthcare for their very generous financial donation.

“It will contribute greatly to the refurbishment of the Scout Meeting Place and in turn, enable the Scout Group to continue to provide Scouting opportunities for current and future Brackley and surrounding district youngsters and their parents.”

Coach of the under-nines girls team, Victoria Sillett added: "We are very grateful for the donations which have paid for the team’s kit, training tops and hoodies. We have 13 players in the squad which shows the need to establish a team for girls at this age group and they all needed kitting out.

“We are the largest community football club in the area and support such as this means everything to us as we are all volunteers offering football to as many local children as possible.”

The team was formed last June and had a very promising first season playing five-a-side in the Northamptonshire Macron Women and Girls League.

The development will feature modern en-suite bedrooms and living space for residents as well as communal facilities such as a cinema room, library, café, hairdressing salon, quiet

lounges and a conservatory.

Kingsley Healthcare’s chief investment officer, Muj Malik, said: “We are excited to be working on this state-of-the-art care home project in partnership with Deeley Construction.

“We are proud to become part of the Brackley community, providing a valuable amenity and creating more than 100 jobs.”