Northcare plots course for £12.5m Clarkston development

Scottish developer Northcare has filed plans to build a 68-bed care home in Clarkston in East Renfrewshire.

The £12.5m Drumby Crescent development features a three-storey block of 23 assisted living apartments for senior living in addition to the two-storey care home.

Plans submitted to East Renfrewshire Council show the lower ground floor will be given over to spa facilities including a swimming pool, fitness suite and hair salon.

The upper floor contains a café, cocktail bar, cinema, and private dining facilities.

The site will offer 24-hour care to residents with services offered including live-in clinical lead, wound management plans, physio and rehab services, 24-hour nurse call systems, and enhanced GP service from a nearby medical practice.

The assisted living apartments meanwhile are targeted at people over the age of 55, with less severe needs and are able to lead a more independent lifestyle.  

Drumby Crescent is sited on land approximately 3.45 acres in area. The site was previously used as school playing fields and has been vacant since 2011.

UNUM Partnership Chartered Architects has been appointed lead consultants to tackle the masterplan and urban design.

Rick Finc Associates is leading development planning of the Drumby Crescent scheme.

Northcare expects the development to generate around 70 jobs during the operational stage.

Elsewhere in East Renfrewshire, Caldwell Developments has submitted a pre-application notice to the council to build a retirement village near Uplawmoor.

The independent and assisted living accommodation would feature ancillary facilities potentially including meeting room, café and kitchen, shop, gym, and hair and beauty salon.