Albion Mill From Canal

Work begins on £12.5m Blackburn care home

Bardsley Construction has started on site at a £12.5m extra care facility in Blackburn, on behalf of specialist supported living developer VVHC.

The 109-bed facility at Albion Mill will include 50 extra care apartments, 31 en-suite rooms for intermediate care and four rehabilitation apartments, and is being developed for Blackburn with Darwen Council and the local NHS.

Two four-storey residential blocks will be linked by a three-storey building providing communal areas for use by the residents including dining room, TV lounge, library, hair salon, gym, consulting rooms, kitchen and staff accommodation. The development will also include provision of landscaping, parking, roadways and footpaths.

VVHC chief executive Roy Kenny said: “By mixing extra care, specialised dementia care and intermediate care in one bespoke development we can deliver enhanced outcomes at lower cost to local authorities and clinical commissioners. Having a construction partner that understands our specific build requirements is key. We’re pleased we have Bardsley Construction on board.”

Work is due to complete in December 2019.

WYG Management Services are the employer’s agent, Condy Lofthouse is the scheme architects with Thomas Consulting the structural engineers.

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