Broughton House reveals £12.5m care village scheme

Plans have been unveiled for a £12.5m Veterans Care Village at Broughton House in Salford, designed by Levitt Bernstein.

Broughton House is the only home for ex-servicemen and women in the North West and has been operational for more than 100 years.

The application for the new two-acre village will be submitted to Salford City Council this month and are expected to be considered by the planning, building and regeneration committee in September.

If permission is granted, work on the scheme is due to start early next year. A public consultation exercise is currently underway.

The development will be built in phases in order to ensure that there is no break in the services provided.

The build will be partially paid for through a £3m grant from LIBOR funding, a government initiative to redistribute the proceeds of banking fines. Fundraising by Broughton House is ongoing.

The Broughton House Veterans Care Village is planned to be completed by 2020 and will include 64 nursing home bedrooms with a dementia wing; 34 independent living apartments; a military support hub featuring an advice centre, gym, treatment rooms, café, hair salon and meeting rooms; a memorial park with a cenotaph and remembrance walls; landscaped gardens featuring an all-weather bowling green and a bandstand.

Dooley Associates will manage the delivery of the scheme. The project team also includes structural engineer Curtins Consulting, service engineer Building Services Design, landscape architect Exterior Architecture, fire engineer Omega Fire and acoustician Sandy Brown.

Ty Platten, chief executive of Broughton House, said: “We are committed to providing a safe and secure community for military veterans and, subject to planning permission, the new development will deliver a state-of-the-art care village for the north west.

“As the North West’s only home delivering dedicated veteran care for over a century in recognition of the sacrifices of ex-servicemen and women, the need to expand our level of care is paramount to meet the growing and changing needs of veterans both now and in the future.

“We are immensely grateful for the support shown for the scheme to date and look forward to working with the Greater Manchester public, and all relevant parties, to bring our vision to fruition, and together we hope to serve veterans for the next 100 years.”

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