A Banbury nursing home will create 50 new jobs after doubling its capacity, with the support of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
Green Pastures Christian Nursing Home has started construction of a new state-of-the-art 60 bed facility which will increase the capacity of the old unit by 100%.
The town centre residence will specialise in care for the elderly and once completed next year, will house dementia and dedicated nursing units serving the needs of the community around Banbury.
The £7 million investment will create a significant number of jobs in the local area. Green Pastures plans to open the purpose built unit in the summer of 2017 and will relocate the current residents of the existing site at The Hawthorns to their new home.
The construction project is being led by Thomas Vale Construction.
A funding package to support the development was delivered by Caroline Pearce, Relationship Manager at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks in Oxford, who has worked closely with the Trustees over the last 5 years to see their dreams of a new home realised. The Bank assisted with funding for the purchase of the land in 2011 in addition to the recent deal for the new development.
Margaret Clark, Chair of the Trustees of Green Pastures said: “Our modern facilities will enable us to provide our residents with top quality care and enable them to lead full and contented lives. With twice the present number of residents we look forward to continuing to serve Banbury and the surrounding area.
“Clydesdale Bank has been extremely supportive as we realise our vision and is working in partnership to help us achieve our goals.”
Mark Laughlan, Head of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks in Reading & Oxford said: “Green Pastures have been providing high quality care for the elderly for more than 25 years and the construction of their new care home in Banbury is an exciting new chapter in their history. “We are delighted to support the new development which, once finished, will provide a real and positive impact for the local community in providing nursing care for new residents.”