Kingsley Healthcare is delighted that plans have been approved for its next luxury care home, in Holt, north Norfolk.
The green light from North Norfolk District Council means construction work on the project, which will generate 100 jobs, can begin this summer.
The home in Hempstead Road, Holt will have 66 luxury en-suite bedrooms and fabulous facilities; it will be set in two acres of landscaped gardens.
The project has been spearheaded by Kingsley’s nationally renowned project team, including award-winning architects Condy Lofthouse and planning consultants Bidwells.
Muj Malik, Kingsley’s chief investment officer, said: “We are delighted that our scheme has received such a positive response from local stakeholders, including Holt Town Council, and are looking forward to starting building work.
“It is important for us and our future residents that the home is at the heart of of the community.
“It has been our long-held ambition to bring the Kingsley brand to Holt which embodies everything that is wonderful about north Norfolk. We are proud to be delivering a luxury home fitting for the community.
“The home will have easy access to the town centre by footpaths and cycleways and there is a handy bus service.”
The aim is for the home in Hempstead Road to be ready for its first residents by autumn 2022.
A spokesman for Holt Town Council said: “The council welcomes the project which will provide much needed care for the elderly in our community, as well as creating many jobs for local people.”
The Holt scheme is one of an exciting pipeline of next generation nursing homes Kingsley is rolling out across the country as part of its Vision 2025; the aim is to double the group’s size over the next five years.
Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley, rated a top 20 large care home group by review site carehome.co.uk, said: “We are proud to be raising the standard for elderly care and are passionate about making a positive contribution to local communities.
“This home will generate well-paid jobs from senior managers and nurses to chefs, support workers, maintenance and housekeepers.”
Approval for Holt has come days after plans were agreed for a luxury nursing home in Olney, Buckinghamshire.
In November last year, Kingsley opened 66-bedroom Brackley Care Home in the Northamptonshire market town of Brackley; it has since acquired two existing luxury homes in the North West and Norfolk.
Throughout the pandemic, the company has won plaudits for its strong leadership, supporting residents’ families, staff and local communities in countless ways.
Mr Thayan has been rated a top 10 UK CEO by Glassdoor for his handling of the crisis.
Author: Stephen Pullinger