Leading contractor Clegg Construction has been appointed to build a new care home in Peterborough, in a contract worth £10m.
The business was awarded the contract by premium care provider, Avery Healthcare, which owns more than 50 homes across the country and has several more in development to help meet the rising national demand for residential care services.
The 80-bed facility will be located within a larger development known as Hampton Gardens, which includes a convenience store, residential accommodation, and a children’s nursery.
The new home will bring much-needed care services to the up-and-coming area, which is popular amongst professional couples, young families, and retirees.
It is the third care home facility Clegg has been appointed to build in partnership with Avery Healthcare, with new homes in Derby and Norwich currently taking shape.
Simon Langley, contracts manager at Clegg Construction, said: “As an attractive city boasting a wide range of amenities, Peterborough is a popular choice for older people looking to enjoy their retirement.
“It is, therefore, imperative that we provide first-class care accommodation that is safe and secure, so that individuals in need of residential care can continue to live full and independent lives.
“This is what we’re aiming to create at Hampton Gardens in partnership with Avery Healthcare.”
The development will include a variety of day spaces to ensure residents benefit from a first-class quality of life, including a café, cinema, hairdressing salon, light communal rooms for residents and visitors, as well as a secure and attractive landscaped exterior garden.
All the bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, and the entire facility is designed to offer a dementia-friendly environment.
Mr. Langley added that the three-storey facility is being designed to make efficient use of space available on site, and to limit the visual impact of the care home on the neighbouring residential properties.
As well as being constructed to excellent sustainability standards, the home will incorporate the latest in good practice design to safeguard the welfare of – and optimise comfort levels for - staff, residents and visitors alike.
Mr. Langley said: “The proposed development offers a contemporary-styled care home facility that will be built to high standards to meet the much-needed demand for residential care facilities in Hampton Gardens and the wider area.
“We’re delighted we have been selected to build another person-centric care home for Avery and are very much looking forward to starting work.”
Adrian Doyle, director of developments at Avery Healthcare Group, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Clegg Construction, with whom we hold an excellent relationship. We are looking forward to commencing works as soon as possible to see this exciting project unfold.”
Established in the 1930s, Clegg Construction is headquartered in Nottingham and has regional bases in Cambridge and Leeds.
The company works across a range of key sectors, including healthcare, education, leisure, industrial, accommodation and public sector, and over the past three years have delivered major construction projects in partnership with several nation-leading healthcare providers including Avery Healthcare, Barchester Healthcare, and Care UK.
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