The two-storey, Figbury Lodge care facility which is being built for the Borough of Poole on the site of a former 50-bed home that was demolished in 2015, has reach the “topping out” stage.
Rob Speirs, Stepnell’s regional director commented: “The construction is progressing well with the project due for completion next year. We will be taking the scaffolding down over the next few weeks as our project team focuses on completing the internal and external works.”
The 80-bed service includes en-suites and a dressing and living area, and will be grouped into close-knit ‘household clusters’ with communal living and dining spaces to create a sense of familiarity and family living. The new facility will also feature staff offices, changing areas and welfare facilities.
Large multi-purpose communal spaces will also be built on the ground and first floors for school and community engagement projects.
Councillor Karen Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services, Borough of Poole, said: “This new facility offers much-needed care in Poole and helps us support residents who are unable to fund their own care, and the local community. It’s great to see the development progressing so well and I look forward to seeing the finished building.”
Suzanne Hughes, Deputy CEO for Shaw healthcare, said: “I would like to reflect the comments of Councillor Rampton in that the facility is going to be first class and we share the excitement about starting to deliver care. We look forward to hearing from local people who may be interested in joining us.”
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