Mercroft Estates to build two new homes

Mercroft Estates – a joint venture between care developers Mercian Group and Barcroft Estates – is to build two new care homes.

The new homes will offer 72 beds in Sherford, Devon, and 71 beds in Market Drayton, North East Shropshire. Each will feature en suite wet rooms and communal spaces such as lounges, private dining rooms, cinemas, and beauty salons. With sustainability a key consideration, the design of the new homes will allow for air source heat pumps, solar panels, and EV charging points.

Occupying a prominent location in the heart of the award-winning new community of Sherford, construction is expected to commence on the new care home in early 2025, subject to planning, with the facility opening in 2026. Close to the centre of the historic market town, the Market Drayton scheme, subject to planning, is expected to follow a similar timeline.

Chris Towers, director at Mercroft Estates and Mercian Group, said: “We are making excellent progress on our two premier care home schemes in Sherford and Market Drayton, which, in turn, will bring much-needed modern care facilities and new local jobs to their respective areas. Mercian Group is pleased to partner with Barcroft Estates on these and other joint venture care projects in the pipeline and look forward to sharing more details as plans progress.”

Andy Barton, director at Mercroft Estates and Barcroft Estates, said: “Our joint venture as Mercroft Estates brings together our considerable combined experience and strengths across the whole development process, from site acquisition to project delivery, and is reflected in the pipeline of high quality bespoke care home schemes that we are now bringing forward.”

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