Norwich’s Golden Triangle set for jobs boost after care home approved

A specialist care home developer has confirmed that construction will start imminently on the development of a state of the art 60-bed care home in Norwich at the former St Johns School in Heigham Grove. A specialist care home developer has confirmed that construction will start imminently on the development of a state of the art 60-bed care home in Norwich at the former St Johns School in Heigham Grove.

Adam Gretton adam.gretton@archant.co.uk
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6:30 AM

Norwich’s Golden Triangle is set to get a jobs boost after a 60-bed care home was approved.

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Work is set to begin on the new development later this summer after Norwich City Council gave the go-ahead to the plans in Heigham Road.

Care companies, Northstar and Castle Meadow Care, have been given the green light for the home for the elderly and people with dementia, which will create 60 jobs.

The facility will be built on the site of the former St John’s Catholic Infant School site, which has been merged with St Thomas More Catholic Junior School in Jessopp Rd.

The home will offer care for those needing short-term nursing support, long-term nursing care and dementia care and is set to open by autumn 2015.

Officials behind the project said many parts of the home will have access to specially-designed gardens and outdoor spaces created for differing abilities.

Danny Sharpe, director of Northstar, said: “Northstar strive to bring highest quality of design, combined with good working relationships with local authorities and local residents to ensure what is needed by an area is delivered on time. We aim to be on site by summer, with as little disruption to the surrounding area as possible.”

“For active residents, there will be gardening clubs and therapeutic horticulture. For the less active, there will be tranquil, sensory gardens for peace and relaxation. When brought together the gardens will create grounds that are also attractive and in keeping with the local area.”

The plans received no objections during a public consultation process, allowing the scheme to be fast-tracked through the planning process.

Mike Stonard, council portfolio holder for environment, development and transport at Norwich City Council, added: “I’m very pleased to see this scheme has progress smoothly through the planning system. This shows the benefits of positive engagement with local people early in the design stages. It’s a good quality scheme that has been welcomed by residents, provides homes for older people and is great use of a redundant site that might have otherwise become derelict. The 60 full-time jobs it will provide is also very good news.”

Have you got a story about a project to improve dementia care? Email adam.gretton@archant.co.uk

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