National care provider, Barchester Healthcare, marked the start of their newest care home build in St Leonards, which is under construction by McGoff Construction Ltd.
To officiate the beginning of the construction Andy Williams, Senior Property Development Manager for Barchester Healthcare dug the silver shovel into the ground for the first time. On the day, Andy was joined by Owain Price-Milne, Managing Surveyor, Paul Hockey, Quantity Surveyor and Steve Dixon, Project Manager, all from McGoff Construction, as well as Mike Coggin, Project Manager from Fed 3 who all took a tour of site to review the build in progress.
After the tour, Andy said: "My colleagues and I were very impressed with what we saw at the latest Barchester site. The new care home will be an important facility for the area and a very welcome source of employment."
The 66-bed care home in St Leonards will also provide high quality care services in a luxury setting, as well as dedicated dementia care in Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Communities.
Andy Williams said: “We are very excited about the construction of our new care home in and I feel lucky that our prospective residents will have a home set in such beautiful grounds.
“There is a real need for quality care in the local area and our new home will definitely meet this, and potentially give a boost to employment in neighbouring communities.”
McGoff Construction Project Manager Steve Dixon commented: “Following the huge success of several new build projects with Barchester Healthcare, we are delighted to be on site delivering our latest scheme for Barchester Healthcare in St Leonards. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with this valued client as we work with them to deliver their extensive programme of high quality, purpose built care homes across the UK.”
Barchester Healthcare’s St Leonards care home will open in autumn 2020 and will deliver personalised residential care as well as personalised dementia care in Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Community.