Land acquisition for Worsley care home


New Care to build 71-bed facility on former pub site

Care home operator, New Care, has acquired land in Worsley for a new, purpose-built care facility.

The one-acre plot in Walkden Road is the site of the Cock Hotel pub, which will be demolished to make way for a ‘new generation’ 71-bed care home, with a value of around £15m.

New Care has worked closely with planning officers from Salford City Council on the design of the care facility, which will be arranged over three floors featuring fully-furnished bedrooms with en-suite wetrooms, communal lounges, dining rooms, spa-assisted bathrooms, a hair salon and nail bar, landscaped gardens, and a first-floor terrace.

With planning consent now granted, New Care will soon make a start on site, delivering much-needed high-quality care home beds, with the home offering residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.

Chris McGoff, chief executive of New Care, said: “Expertly designed, the care home will provide the highest standards of care in a comfortable, safe and stylish home-from-home environment, and will undoubtedly help address the ever-increasing shortage of beds in the area as well as provide an invaluable support framework for the local NHS.”

New Care worked with Manchester-based law firm, Beyond Corporate, on the transaction.

James Flynn, head of Beyond Corporate’s real estate division, said: “This deal is our second with New Care that has been completed under lockdown, and is testament to the power of business continuity.

“To close any deal at the moment is difficult, but to complete a real estate development facility is a credit to everyone involved.

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“This new facility will have both a hugely-beneficial social impact on the community, freeing up family homes, helping some of the most-vulnerable members of society, and supporting the NHS in the most testing of times.”