Midlands-based Deeley Group has partnered with provider Exemplar Health Care to transform a former car park into a new 33-bedroom care home.
Exemplar Health Care, which will own and operate the new home, is funding the £6m project to develop Cannock Chase Council’s Avon Road Car Park in Cannock, Staffordshire.
The land had been earmarked for sale in the Cannock Town Centre Development Prospectus. Planning Permission was granted to Deeley Group earlier this year. Exemplar Health Care expects to commence construction of the new home shortly, with the first residents moving in by January 2025.
Leader of the Council, councillor Tony Johnson, said: “This is a very welcome investment into our town centre and fulfils a real need within the Cannock community for complex nursing care that allows people to be independent yet have their complex healthcare needs well supported – and in a location close to amenities. We are delighted that Deeley Group and Exemplar Health Care have shown confidence in Cannock and decided to invest in our town centre, attracted by Avon Road Car Park’s inclusion in our prospectus launched a few years ago.”
Eleanor Deeley, joint managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “This development will transform a redundant brownfield site into an important nursing home which will provide vital care for people living with complex needs in Cannock. This will be the fourth development we have worked on in partnership with Exemplar Health Care and we are proud to be creating this new care home which will also contribute to the wider regeneration of Cannock town centre.”
Charlotte Lloyd, director of commissioning at Exemplar Health Care, commented: “Our aim is to make every day better for the people we support. We do this by focusing on maximising their independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. It’s our ambition for the home to be a place where our residents can be part of the community, whether through work placements, local events or volunteering.”