WORK is set to get underway to create a multi-million pound care complex in St John’s which will offer more than 100 homes for the elderly.
The £22 million project, which will be built on Grove Farm, off Bromyard Road. will form part of the University of Worcester’s new Health and Wellbeing Campus.
As well as providing a 60-bed care home, developer Sanctuary Group’s proposals include a 60-unit extra care scheme and 40 close care homes, which will incorporate 32 apartments and eight bungalows.
The development will also feature a central hub, which will offer a range of shared services for future residents.
Peter Martin, group director of development for Sanctuary Group, said the project, which is due to be completed in the spring of 2015, will not only provide new homes, but also work experience opportunities during its construction.
“This is Sanctuary’s largest care development to date and we are delighted to be building it in Worcester,” he said.
“We will also be offering a number of apprenticeship opportunities throughout the construction period as well as forging closer links with local schools and colleges to provide practical work-based experience and on-site visits. The development will also create many care-related jobs over the longer term.
“The scheme is set to provide much-needed new homes for the city’s older residents and the impressive range of facilities on site combined with the care options available will ensure a better quality of life for all future residents.”
The Sanctuary Group’s development will sit alongside the St John’s House Medical Centre, which is currently being built and will part of the university’s masterplan to build a Health & Wellbeing campus, a Business and Enterprise campus and a University Learning campus in St John’s.