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Development Plans Unveiled for Canalside Care Home

Plans to develop a multi-million-pound care home in Lancashire have been unveiled by property investment and development company Urban Village Healthcare.

Continuing their expansion plans in the care sector, Urban Village Healthcare plan to deliver 88 en-suite bedrooms for the care home in Blackburn. It has submitted a planning application to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

The purpose-built care scheme will be created on a canalside site at Eleanor Street, walking distance from the town centre. Each of the four floors in the care home will have its own external terrace and will feature communal facilities such as a lounge, hairdressers and a gym.

Once completed, Urban Village Healthcare will lease the care home to Bracebridge Care Group for a minimum of 25 years.

Commenting on the project, Urban Village Group Chief Executive Nick Sellman said: “Our development at Blackburn forms part of our mission to improve senior living provision in this country and will be a fantastic facility for families in the region.

“With old age, the level of disability and dependency increases rapidly and impacts significantly on the demand for care services, with around 400,000 older people in care homes in the UK. Urban Village Healthcare is determined to help meet this demand.”

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