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New Care secures planning approvals

Development-led care home operator New Care has received planning consent for two new care facilities, one in Grappenhall in Cheshire and a second in Guiseley in West Yorkshire.

The Manchester-based operator will deliver a 70-bed care home with a value of £11million just off Knutsford Road in Grappenhall close to the centre of Warrington, and a 72-bed facility with a value of £12million on Otley Road within the leafy and historic surroundings of Guiseley Conservation Area.

Each of the privately-funded ‘new generation’ care facilities will be purpose-built with spacious and fully furnished bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, communal lounges, dining rooms, spa assisted bathrooms, a hair salon, nail bar and landscaped gardens.

The clinical offering will include residential, nursing and dementia care, with all residents receiving individual person-centred care enhanced by a programme of daily activities and excursions from a permanent professional team.

Approval for both homes was given on the same day and New Care’s sister company, McGoff Construction, is gearing up to start work on both sites later this year.

An idea of how the care home in Guiseley will look

Chief operating officer at New Care, Cath Fairhurst, said: “It is incredibly exciting to receive planning permission for two superb new homes on the same day.

“Grappenhall was passed by unanimous vote at the Council’s planning meeting and Guiseley was a delegated decision made possible only by the overall quality of the submission.  Our development-led approach is well coordinated and extremely thorough which usually leads to a positive response at committee and planning approval subsequently being granted.

“The care crisis continues to escalate across the UK and we remain committed to bringing our award-winning facilities to areas where there is an established need,” she concludes.

Both homes will also create local employment opportunities with approximately 80 full time equivalent jobs at each facility across a variety of different roles.

New Care worked with Manchester-based law firm Beyond Corporate on the deal.  Real estate partner at Beyond Corporate, Owen McKenna, said: ““It was great to once again work alongside the experienced team at New Care in securing the site for what is another much needed, modern care home development – particularly as purpose-built care homes represent a small percentage of the available beds for long-term care. We have worked with New Care since its inception, and within the last 12 months have secured another six sites for them, with more in the pipeline. We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with New Care and congratulate them on this very positive outcome.”

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