Anchor to invest £95 million in building scheme
Housing and care provider Anchor is planning to spend £95 million building three ‘care villages’.
The proposed developments are in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and Bishopstoke and Yateley, both in Hampshire. Each would include a care home, retirement housing, and associated facilities.
Outline planning permission has been granted for the Bishopstoke project, with applications submitted for Moreton-in-Marsh and Yateley.
Nigel Hackett, heading of building development at Anchor, said: ‘We will be looking to develop more care villages over the next couple of years and are actively looking for suitable locations. We are aiming to build 1,000 properties for older people by 2015.’
Work is already underway on a £30 million, 117-bed care home at West Byfleet in Surrey, and is due to start on a 60-bed home at Esher, Surrey in June.
The planned schemes
- Cost: £21 million
- Facilities: 48-room care home, plus 54 extra care bungalows, cottages and apartments, and a cafe and shop.
- Cost: £34 million
- Facilities: 36-room care home, 19 close care apartments, and 97 assisted living apartments, plus restaurant, cafe, library, wellness centre and gymnasium.
- Cost: £40 million
- Facilities: 48-room care home, and 170 apartments, plus restaurant, cafe, library, wellness centre and gymnasium.