Lawrence Baker has begun building new care facility on Grantham Road, Bingham – care operator HC-One’s second care home after Beauvale Care Home on Moor Lane
Builders have broken ground on a new care home under construction in Bingham.
Contractor Lawrence Baker has been appointed to build the new facility on a brownfield are on Grantham Road, the site of the town’s former police station.
It will be care operator HC-One’s second care home in Bingham — Beauvale Care Home on Moor Lane is already in operation — and will create 70 jobs.
It is being developed by Notting-ham-based Charterpoint Senior Living.
The new 70-bedroom care home will be laid out mainly over two storeys, but one section will be three storeys.
There will be residents’ lounges, a hair and beauty salon, cinema room and other extensive communal facilities, along with residents’ gardens.
It is due to open in summer next year.
The Mayor of Bingham, Mr John Stockwood, joined members of the development team for a ceremony to mark the start of work on site.
Charterpoint chief executive Adrian Goose said: “We are delighted to see work getting under way on site at our latest project.
“This is an attractive, bespoke scheme that will offer first-class, modern care facilities.
“Charterpoint Senior Living is committed to creating quality developments in excellent locations and we look forward to seeing this facility come to fruition to provide specialist care in the local community.”
Liz Whyte, managing director at HC-One, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Charterpoint Senior Living and Alpha Real Capital to be expanding our care provision in Bingham.
“At HC-One, we strive to be the first choice care home in every community for older people looking for the very best care and support, and for colleagues looking to develop a long-term career delivering the kindest and highest quality care.
“This new state-of-the-art care home will complement our high-quality service at Beauvale Care Home, and enable us to employ 70 additional colleagues to provide the kindest care to even more people in this community when the home opens next year.”
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