GB Building Solutions wins £5m Abney Court Care Home contract for Care UK


Work to begin on 80-bed care home for the elderly in Cheadle

GB Building Solutions has won the contract to build an 80-bed care home for specialist health and social care provider, Care UK, in the grounds of Abney Hall Park in Cheadle, Cheshire.

The £5m contract is the second care home project awarded to GB Building Solutions by Care UK.

The development site is located within the walled gardens of the grade II listed Abney Hall and involves the demolition of an existing office block and the construction of an attractive contemporary building, specifically designed for the care of older people.

The building will provide 80 en-suite bedrooms with communal areas and additional facilities including a ground-floor ‘village walk', cinema, hairdresser, spa, library, internet study, café and restaurant. The building will contain CHP plant, a number of green roofs and a sustainable drainage solution to help improve the local pond to which surface water will discharge into.

Martin Smout, chairman and chief executive of GB Group, said: "Abney Court Care Home will provide a much-needed care facility to older people in the Cheadle area. GB Group have been involved from the start of this project and the GB Building Solutions' team will continue to work with Care UK to ensure we deliver a high-quality building; one that residents and staff enjoy living in and being part of."

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Work is expected to last 62 weeks.