An important stage has been reached in the construction of a £12 million care home that will create more than 100 jobs in Northamptonshire.
The Kingsley Healthcare Group development in Brackley has reached the highest point in its build and a traditional topping out ceremony was held on Monday (Feb 3) to celebrate the landmark.
Kingsley director Cameron Thayan and chief investment officer Muj Malik were joined on the Turweston Road site by executives of Midlands-based Deeley Construction which is building the 66-bedroom nursing home.
To mark the scheme’s progress, both companies presented £250 to two local community groups, Brackley Athletic FC girls’ under-nines team and the 5th Brackley Scout Group.
Mr Malik said: “All our care homes put great value on a good relationship with their local community so we are delighted to support these groups in Brackley.
“We are excited to be working on this state-of-the-art care home project in partnership with Deeley Construction.
“Kingsley Healthcare is passionate about providing facilities of the highest quality for residents in our homes.
“We are proud to become part of the Brackley community, providing a valuable amenity and creating more than 100 jobs.”
Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “We are thrilled with the progress of this scheme on behalf of Kingsley Healthcare Group and it is great to reach the highest point of the development.
“It has been a very strong partnership and, ultimately, that will bring great community benefits – not only providing a much-needed care home but also creating a significant number of jobs.
“On top of that, we were delighted to welcome Brackley FC and the 5th Brackley Scout Group to the topping out and it is great to be able to support two great local groups.”
The care home, which is scheduled to open in the summer, will feature modern en-suite bedrooms.
Luxury features will include a cinema room, library, café, hairdressing salon, quiet lounges and a conservatory.
Outside, there will be extensive gardens with beautiful landscape architecture, including a water feature.
Pictured: Brackley players Florence Henderson and Lily Spenceley with, from left to right, Scout leader Bim Prentice, Cameron Thayan (Kingsley), football club coach Victoria Sillett, Muj Malik and Edward Hudson (Deeley).
Author: Stephen Pullinger