Allingham House Care Centre, located on the outskirts of Altrincham in Manchester, is now open.
The project, led by New Care Projects LLP, began in October 2011 and the centre is currently welcoming its first residents.
New Care Projects LLP combines contrasting industry skills sets to deliver new build care facilities.
This vision combines the development expertise of Villafont Ltd, the physical construction procurement of McGoff & Byrne Ltd and the Clinical excellence of Dylan Southern, ex NHS Director and trained Psychiatric Nurse by profession. The architect was Street Design Partnership.
Dave McGoff, Director of McGoff and Byrne Ltd commented:
“Working closely with New Care throughout the design process enabled our team to ensure all that all the requirements for the day to day running of Allingham House are fully integrated. This is a building benefiting from the latest technology and systems to provide the very best care within the very best environment.”
The home provides 82 single occupancy en-suite rooms and two suites designed for couples, all of which are well proportioned. The home also has sumptuously designed communal lounges, dining rooms and even an orangery.
The home has been designed to have the feel of a boutique style hotel and is one of the only new build care facilities within the area fulfilling the demand in catering for residents with both dementia and nursing care needs.
Bank of Ireland UK provided the funding for the project. Derick Barrett, Relationship Manager at the banks offices in Manchester, said:
“When New Care Projects LLP approached us for funding we had no hesitation in supporting a business that is looking to provide high quality purpose built care homes in the region.
“Bank of Ireland UK is committed to supporting local customers with strong and viable businesses. We take pride in building and developing strong relationships with our customers at every step through their business journey.”
Commercial Law firm Heaton’s LLP handled the commercial, banking, corporate, property and construction advice required for the scheme.
James Flynn, Partner at Heatons, said:
“We are delighted to be involved with a modern and innovative care provider such as New Care. We worked closely with New Care and Bank of Ireland to secure a development facility of close to £10 million to fund the construction of Allingham House.
“Given the current difficulties in obtaining development finance from the major banks, we are proud of this achievement and of being a part of New Care’s success. The end product is credit to all those involved.”
A partnership has been forged with Trafford College to provide training opportunities and employment for young people. The partnership saw Trafford College source and train an initial cohort of 15 Apprentices who will be employed after a 1 year Apprenticeship training programme.
Sir Bill Moorcroft, Principal of Trafford College said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with New Care Projects to deliver their staff training and support them with the launch of their new care centre. Working in the Care sector can be a very demanding and challenging industry, which is why it is essential that businesses have a committed and skilled workforce to help them grow and meet the challenges ahead.
“We are glad to work with New Care Projects and supporting them in the vital work they do for our local community”.