Care home for navy veterans to open in Portsmouth
The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) has completed the transaction for a new care home development dedicated to veterans of the Portsmouth Naval Base. The scheme will encompass 66 beds and will be developed by leading purpose-built residential care home developer, LNT Care Developments.
Permission for the scheme was granted by Portsmouth City Council in October 2020, with preparations for construction having since been successfully completed.
The scheme aims to complete in late Spring 2022. The Royal Navy has given its full support for the development, which is to be named Admiral Jellicoe House after the founder of RNBT, and has presented the home with a badge taken from the Crest of a 1938 battleship which was to be named HMS Jellicoe.
Mandip Bhogal, associate in healthcare, Knight Frank, who advised the RNBT, said: “Admiral Jellicoe House is an excellent example of the types of care home development opportunities available in the residential care space, as the UK’s ageing population puts pressure on the need for top-quality care homes, which has only been further highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Nick Fletcher, Chairman of Trustees at the RNBT, said: “We are delighted that the City Council has given the go ahead for this most important project which will deliver residential, nursing and dementia care for naval veterans in Portsmouth, the Home of the Royal Navy.”