Work has started on converting a disused commercial site into a 60-room care home surrounded by landscaped grounds.
The modern, three-storey building will provide high quality en-suite accommodation and nursing care and support for 60 elderly residents, including people living with dementia. Residents will be able to watch films in the cinema, catch up with friends and relatives in the café, borrow books from the library, and stroll through the communal gardens.
BCP has completed the design phase of the project in accordance with its client’s requirements and budget. Following the latest guidelines for dementia care, every aspect of the design, from lighting to the orientation of the furniture, is sensitive to the needs of the home’s future residents and is designed to improve their quality of life.
Brian Bullock, Managing Director of BCP, said:
“We will be working with Eastbourne Borough Council to recruit and train local people during the construction of the care home, preparing the way for around 130 permanent and part-time jobs to be created in the local community.”