Care home development company launches

Urban Village Healthcare is building up a portfolio of care homes across the UK, including this one in Wigan.
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Property firm Urban Village Group has launched into the health care sector.

The move will culminate in the development of a portfolio of care homes across the UK.

Urban Village Healthcare, based in Birmingham, is rolling out a multimillion-pound nursing home development plan and already has six sites in various stages of development.

Each of the new homes will create around 80 jobs in each location.

Chief executive Nick Sellman said: “These are exciting times for everyone involved in Urban Village Healthcare. We have very aspirational development objectives and we are looking closely at a multitude of care home development propositions across the UK which will create hundreds of jobs.

“We are committed to making a positive ‘Social Impact’ through our Health Care investment activities, whilst remaining focused upon integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors within our long-term strategic growth plan.

He added: “We have recruited a highly experienced care delivery team to ensure that all of our developments meet the highest standards. Our care homes have been carefully designed to ensure those who live there can enjoy an excellent quality of life and be part of an incredible community.

“Our designers will focus on the wellbeing of residents by addressing specific age-related impairments that impact on mobility, sight, hearing and memory – all elements and issues which will be incorporated into the initial design planning.”

The new company has assembled anexperienced board including COO Rose Bracher, CFO Martin Cooper and executive director Adam Faulkner.

Sellman added: “With Rose, Martin and Adam on board, we are in a very strong position to rapidly grow the business by delivering high quality care schemes in key locations, providing new facilities for the elderly and disabled, and creating much-needed new jobs for local people.”

Urban Village Healthcare has a significant  project pipeline and is planning to create a purpose-built care home with supported living facilities in Shropshire.

A planning application for a 70-bed care home, with 12 supported living apartments for people with autism, at Randlay in Telford, has now been consented by Telford and Wrekin Council. Once completed, it will be managed by specialist operator Bracebridge Care Group.

It has planning consent for an £8.5m facility in Wigan, featuring 66 en-suite rooms and communal facilities including lounges, beauty salon and guest rooms for relatives. UVHC will start on site in the month of September 2021.

An additional six schemes are currently at the planning phase.