Building contractor to construct £15m Black Country care home

How the new extra care home will look
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Speller Metcalfe has been appointed to build a 90-bed extra care housing scheme in Rowley Regis for Sandwell Council.

The three-storey care home has been specially designed by the council’s in-house design team to allow older people to live longer in their own homes, providing accommodation to those aged 55 and over who require care or support.

It will be built on council-owned land between Moor Lane and Harvest Road and has benefitted from £3.9m grant funding from Homes England.

“We are committed to working with ambitious partners to build the right kinds of new homes where they are most needed,” said Caroline Cormack, Head of Home Ownership and Supply for Homes England in the Midlands.

“It’s great to see our funding helping Sandwell Council to deliver housing and accessible community facilities for older people in the area.”

The care home will feature 67 one-bedroom and 23 two-bedroom apartments and operational spaces alongside a range of communal facilities including a restaurant, a hairdressing salon and a shared garden.

Speller Metcalfe, established in 1995, has its headquarters in Malvern and offices in Wolverhampton, Gloucester and London, and has annual turnover of £130m.

It has been awarded the contract following a competitive tender through their place on the Homes England Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) Framework.

“We are delighted to be working with Sandwell Council to deliver this much-needed new facility in Rowley Regis” said Speller Metcalfe Regional Director, Rob Lashford.

“We have extensive experience in delivering high quality, modern care facilities that provide residents with the additional support they need to live independently in a home of their own.”

Construction will start in August and is scheduled for completion in early 2021.