Construction of a private care home in Newton Mearns is nearing completion as the roof is installed, marking the final phases in the external development of the building.
Located at the corner of Waterfoot Road and Broom Road East, the state-of-the-art home is being built for Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care. It will provide quality, personalised care for up to 68 people with general nursing needs including those living with dementia and its related conditions.
Up to 90 local jobs for nurses, care assistants, hotel services staff, administrators and managers will be created, and recruitment will begin in Spring 2016.
Celebrating the milestone at a topping out ceremony were Jackson Carlaw MSP, Scottish Conservative Deputy Leader and spokesperson for health, and Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore.
Commenting on the home’s progress, Hennessey said: “We are really pleased to reach this critical milestone. The quality of the design and workmanship is consistent with the high standards Meallmore homes pride themselves on. We are looking forward to being able to offer our quality person-centred care to older people in Newton Mearns.”
The two storey building makes extensive use of glass in the construction to create bright airy spaces with generous lounge, dining and activity areas for residents. The landscaped garden, part of which is located between two wings of the building, offers seamless access to the outdoors for residents.
Jackson Carlaw MSP, who represents the West of Scotland region, said: “I would like to thank Gerry for showing me around what will be a fantastic facility on its completion. Meallmore has a first class reputation and this new home in Newton Mearns will only serve to further that.
“I have visited all of East Renfrewshire’s elderly care facilities since becoming an MSP and understand the increasing need for new care provision, particularly with the ageing demographic within the local authority.
“It was an honour to be invited to today’s ceremony and I look forward to seeing the home once it is operational.”
Meallmore currently has 21 care homes in Scotland that cater for elderly and vulnerable people.