Newly opened Leicestershire care home creates 80 local jobs


Care Home operators Acacia Care Group has recently opened its latest state of the art 70 bed care home located in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, creating 80 local jobs.

The care home, named Kingsfield Court comprises three floors of accommodation and in addition to several beautiful lounges for residents, the home also features its own pub, ‘the Cobblers Arms’, a cinema room, hairdressing salon and a library room. The contemporary and modern home was built by specialist care home builder, Wynbrook Care Build based in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham and was designed by HSSP Architects based in Leicester. Edward Cooper Young provided building surveying services and HWA provided structural engineering services.

The £5m scheme located on the High Street in Earl Shilton began in November 2017 and has taken 15 months to complete.

The project entailed demolition of an existing factory unit and general clearance of the site before the new build works could commence. Constructed from block and beam with a mono-pitched tiled roof design, the building frontage looks modern yet welcoming and sits in well within its surroundings.

Ashley Cooper, Senior Partner of Edward Cooper Young said, “It’s great to be part of another significant care home project where our services and advice has been adopted since the inception of the scheme all the way through to practical completion. The combined partnership between Wynbrook, Acacia Care and Edward Cooper Young has been the bedrock of the developments success. We look forward to working with these partners on their next scheme’.

The interior fit-out of the care home was designed by Sam Lloyd interiors and includes designer light fittings and bespoke cabinet joinery along with quality doors and complimentary ironmongery installed throughout. Each of the 70 bedrooms is beautifully furnished and contains its own wetroom. All areas are fitted out to a very high specification and residents can relax in fully furnished lounges featuring wall art, luxury carpeting and other interior design décor, as well as take relaxed strolls along clearly signposted corridors.

The plant room, IT server room, fully equipped catering kitchen and laundrette are sited neatly on the top floor providing all required services for the development. Externally, the gardens, set in 1.5 acre plot, which can be accessed direct from the ground floor bedrooms and are laid with lawn, level pathways and seating areas for residents to enjoy.

Commenting on behalf of Wynbrook Care Homes, Mike Day said, “On walking into the light and airy reception area, visitors will be instantly impressed with the quality and high standard of build. This is complimented by luxurious interior design and features such as the bar, cinema and hair salon that make the environment more luxerious. We are proud that these exceptional and differentiating features are becoming a trademark standard for care homes built by Wynbrook.”

Acacia Care Group is an independently run luxury care home group, offering residential care to older people and those with dementia and its associated conditions. Kingsfield Court is the third care home to be opened by Acacia Care which also operates another care home in Rickmansworth, Acorn House in Nottingham and a further new care home in Market Harborough has been granted planning permission.

Carehome Manager Jacky West said: “We’re so excited to be bringing a new level of care to the area. Kingsfield Court will offer a slice of affordable luxury to older people, where they will be supported with outstanding care. We can’t wait to welcome our first residents!”

Funding to build the home was provided by specialist care home investors Target Fund Managers.


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