Former hotel to be converted into care home facilities in £8m investment

Plans for the Bolton site

Work has started to convert a derelict Bolton site into a £7.95m 64-bed ‘new generation’ care home, which will create up to 100 jobs.

Care home operator, New Care, part of the Altrincham-based McGoff Group, is behind the scheme on the site of the former Egerton Hotel on Blackburn Road, which is expected to welcome its first residents in September, 2023.

The centre will comprise three storeys and will provide fully furnished bedrooms with en suite wet rooms, communal lounges and dining rooms, spa-assisted bathrooms plus a hair salon and nail bar.

Advanced care services such as acoustic monitoring and silent call bells will be incorporated into the build, which will also offer landscaped gardens and an outdoor terrace to the first floor.

Care includes residential, nursing, respite and dementia care, complemented with a programme of daily activities and excursions.

The existing house on Blackburn Road will form the focal point for the scheme, with its front façade maintained proud compared with the front elevation of the new build that will sit behind, eventually forming the care home’s main entrance, reception and offices to the ground floor and a communal day space area to the first floor.

The bay windows, on either side of the entrance door, and the stone façade, which are now in very poor condition, will be brought back to their original style and appearance.

Commissioning director at New Care, Dawn Collett, said: “Once complete, this beautiful new home will deliver the highest standards of care in a stylish, comfortable, safe and stimulating environment. With the care crisis continuing to escalate, we remain committed to bringing our award-winning facilities to areas where there is an established need and are looking forward to delivering our latest facility in Bolton.”

Egerton is one of six facilities currently under construction by New Care. The operator is also on site with new schemes in Wilmslow, Lymm, Grappenhall, Guiseley and Adel, in Leeds, taking its total portfolio to 15.

The build programme for all new homes, including Egerton, is being managed by New Care’s sister company, principal contractor McGoff Construction.