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Black Country Housing Group begins construction on state-of-the-art Kingswinford care home
Leading local social business Black Country Housing Group (BCHG) has begun construction work on its brand new luxurious 66-bedroom care home in Kingswinford.
Special guests including the new Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler, kicked off the building work at a sod-cutting ceremony at New Bradley Hall, where a contemporary new home will be constructed adjacent to the existing facility on site.
Once open in summer 2018, the three-storey home will provide outstanding residential care, including specialist facilities to enable person-centred care for people with dementia.
BCHG rescued New Bradley Hall from closure and saved jobs in an innovative transfer deal with Dudley Council in February 2015. Having actively consulted on proposals with residents, their families and staff, the organisation is now moving ahead with its plans to significantly invest and completely redevelop the home.
Commenting on the ceremony Amanda Tomlinson, chief executive, Black Country Housing Group, said: “We’re excited to have broken ground today, which marks a major milestone for all of our residents and colleagues at New Bradley Hall. When opened next year, the new facility will replace the current deteriorating building with a well-designed, well-appointed luxurious home that will enhance the quality of life for local people living in our care.
“Our residents always come first and, having carefully consulted with them, we’re committed to building the home the best possible standards to meet the care needs of current and future residents of Kingswinford, including those with dementia.”
The new property will be built to exceptionally high standards by LNT Construction and will include 66 fully en-suite bedrooms for those aged over 55 years, as well as spacious communal areas, modern amenities and sensory gardens.
New Bradley Hall’s existing residents will continue to receive high-quality care within the home during the construction and will then transfer to the new home once the building work is complete. The current home will subsequently be demolished.
Martin Hutson, Managing Director, LNT Construction commented: “We are delighted to be building this beautiful care home for Black Country Housing Group. It is also great news for Kingswinford, providing a high quality resource for older people in the local community.
“The facilities will incorporate intelligent dementia design and be eco-friendly by benefitting from ground source heat pumps and LED lighting. We aim to engage with the community to ensure as little disruption as possible to the residents in the vicinity whilst building their new high quality care home.”
Councillor Dave Tyler, Deputy Mayor of Dudley, said: “It’s an honour to have been invited to take part in this ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the New Bradley Hall care home. The well-being of residents is always of the utmost importance and the new development will provide modern facilities for residents as well as specialist care for people with dementia.”
Two current New Bradley Hall residents, Harry Griffiths, 84, and Patricia Grove, 78, were also present to lend a hand at ceremony. Mr Griffiths, a retired HGV driver, is taking an especially keen interest in the building work and has even been provided with his own protective clothing by LNT to inspect progress on site.
The redevelopment of New Bradley Hall follows the recent successful opening of BCHG’s new 66-bedroom luxury care home, Gower Gardens, in nearby Halesowen, while the not-for-profit organisation has a longstanding track record of providing care across the Black Country.