Work is under way on a £3m scheme to transform St Clements Nursing Home, in St Clements Hill, Norwich, into a luxurious boutique care home for the residents of our city.
The project is part of Kingsley Healthcare’s Vision 2025 strategy to “future proof” existing homes, which will see about £35m being spent on revamping and re-configuring properties.
Kingsley’s strategy will also see the delivery of between three and five new build, next generation nursing homes across the UK every year.
Kingsley’s chief investment officer, Muj Malik, said: “St Clements is already a popular home in the heart of Norwich but we want to ensure our current and future residents enjoy the highest levels of comfort as well as the person centred care of which we are proud.
“The scheme will provide luxury suites with wet-room facilities. All other areas of the home, including the lounge and dining room, are being upgraded to the same high standard, creating a luxurious, boutique feel.
“The development will see over 80pc of the home being rebuilt. There will be a beautiful landscaped garden with premium rooms opening up onto private porches.”
The project is being carried out by East Anglia-based contractors Ovamills who will be on site for a year; they are being supported by award-winning Condy Lofthouse Architects.
Kingsley’s head of public relations Stephen Pullinger said: “We are proud to be developing another top class care facility to serve the community. Once completed, the work will also create a number of extra well-paid local jobs.
“Last month, we opened a new luxury nursing home in Brackley, Northamptonshire, and we will be making an announcement shortly about our next luxury scheme in Buckinghamshire.”
He added that plans had been submitted in recent weeks for a £12m nursing home in Holt, north Norfolk, while a proposal for a further next generation home in the county was being worked up with a view to plans being submitted in the spring.
Work would start in the new year on a £6m new-build scheme in Great Yarmouth, transforming the existing Eversley Nursing Home into a luxurious, fit-for-the-future facility.
Author: Stephen Pullinger