Sod-Cutting Ceremony at Black Country Housing Group site in Kingswinford
LNT Care Developments has begun construction work on a brand new luxurious 66-bedroom care home in Kingswinford for Black Country Housing Group (BCHG).
Dudley Councillor Dave Tyler and residents were special guests last week to kick 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. It will include outstanding accommodation with fully en-suite bedrooms, spacious communal areas, and state-of-the-art amenities including a cinema and tea shop, all surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
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, and are looking forward to seeing the project develop. 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."
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 at LNT Construction, said: “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.”
Two current New Bradley Hall residents, Harry Griffiths, 84, and Patricia Grove, 78, were also present to lend a hand at the sod-cutting 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, also developed by LNT Care Developments.