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Castlemeadow Care gets green light for £30m Suffolk care complex

Castlemeadow Care has secured planning permission for the development of a £30m care complex in Halesworth, East Suffolk.

East Suffolk Council granted consent for a 54-bed care home adjacent to 100 retirement apartments on the site of the former Halesworth Middle School.

The state-of the-art care home will be designed in six self-contained areas with nine bedrooms. Short and full-time residential care will be provided, including support for people living with dementia.

The home will also have a range of communal living areas, dining rooms, administration areas, on-site staff accommodation as well as a dedicated training centre, where staff will be offered learning and development opportunities.

Landscaping at the care home will be sympathetic to the landscape and there will be private terraces for residents, extensive walkways, seating areas and raised beds with sensory plants and flowers, creating relaxing spaces for residents and their families to sit and enjoy the surroundings.

The new care home and apartments are expected to bring over 100 job opportunities to the local area with the first residents occupying late summer of 2023.

Designed by architects Feilden & Mawson, the one- and two-bed apartments will be built in two phases, with accessible accommodation, large courtyard gardens and planting beds for residents to use for their own garden, with accompanying communal areas.

At the heart of the site will be a central plaza, linking the apartments which will be used for community events.

The development will be sensitive to environmental aspects, using sustainable rain gardens that will be used for irrigation of the site, creating a natural feel to all areas.

“The care home and the apartments will bring much needed accommodation and support to people, and we are committed to creating a beautiful care home and luxury apartments in a natural and relaxing setting,” said Castlemeadow Care director Dr. Sanjay Kaushal.

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