Multimillion-pound care home projects begin

Clegg Construction is building Oakham Grange for Ardale
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Clegg Construction has begun work on two multimillion-pound nursing homes in the East Midlands that will create nearly 300 jobs when they are open.

The Nottingham-based firm is building a 62-bed nursing home in Oakham for Ardale and a specialist dementia centre in Quorn for 64 people that will be run by Care UK.

Simon Blackburn, managing director at Clegg Construction, said: “We are proud to be involved in both of these projects which will create excellent facilities for the older population in both areas.”

Ardale’s home in Rutland will create up to 200 jobs when it opens early next year.

Lesa McAnulty, chief operating officer at Ardale, said: “Ardale may be a new name to the healthcare sector but behind the name is a senior team with many years nursing care and expertise.”

Care UK’s Leicestershire development is expected to open in autumn 2020.

Claire Ellam, development project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted to have started work on the new care home in Quorn, and are looking forward to improving the provision of residential care in the village and surrounding area.”