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Hallmark takes the lead at former Guide Dog site

Hallmark Care Homes has acquired a two-acre site in Woodford Green, East London, from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

The site will be redeveloped and a start-of-the-art care home - Hallmark’s 24th - built. Hallmark promises ‘exceptional standards of accommodation’ alongside communal facilities. The home will provide residential, nursing, and dementia care.

A planning application will be submitted in 2023 following a period of public consultation and community feedback.

Hallmark MD Aneurin Brown said: “The demand for new care homes continues to rise as people are living longer and needing greater support, and we are very excited to announce our latest acquisition of a site in Woodford Green. We are proposing to develop an outstanding, high-quality care home with luxury features such as a cinema, therapy room, and wellness centre which will help meet the growing demand for specialist care in the area.”

Chris Austin, Guide Dogs’ head of property services, added: “Following the competitive bidding process, we’re delighted to have exchanged contracts on the sale of surplus land at our south east Regional Centre. The income we receive from this divestment will fund the overdue redevelopment of the retained land at Manor Road, providing state of the art facilities enabling Guide Dogs to support many more people with sight loss in the future. We look forward to working alongside Hallmark Care Homes, as we both undertake exciting developments at the site.”

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