An £8.5m care home development including a cinema, bar and accommodation for up to 75 residents has been completed in Hampshire.
Independent construction firm Brymor Construction designed and built Care UK’s new Ancasta Grove home in Sarisbury Green, near Fareham.
It is 150-strong Brymor’s largest care home development to date and Care UK’s 125th home.
The purpose-built development in Barnes Lane provides residential, nursing, respite and dementia care, with more than 80 new jobs created locally.
As well as a cinema and bar, Ancasta Grove includes a hair and beauty salon, lounges, dining areas and landscaped grounds with a sensory garden and water feature.
Brymor, one of the UK’s largest independent construction companies, began work in June 2019 on the development, the largest care home project in the company’s 34-year history.
Stephen Morton, Chairman of Hampshire-based Brymor, said: “The high quality of facilities at Ancasta Grove, including a cinema and hair and beauty salon, show just how dramatically residential and nursing homes have evolved over recent years.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Care UK on this much-needed new development, which will also bring benefits for the local economy with jobs and contracts for the supply chain.”
Brymor developed the care home from conception to completion, including demolition and site clearance of a detached building most recently used as a dentists’ surgery. It designed the home and gained planning approval.
Care UK is one of the UK’s largest and top care home providers supporting over 6,500 individuals across more than 100 care homes.
Ancasta Grove is divided into smaller suites, each with its lounge and dining area.
Its bespoke design includes dementia-friendly features such as colour schemes, signs, lighting and furnishing.
Ancasta Grove is Care UK’s 125th home. Since 2013, it has opened more than 50 new homes.