Green light for £10.8m care home scheme on former pub site

A property investment and development company is continuing its expansion in the care sector after revealing plans for a 64-bedroom senior living development on the site of a former pub in Birmingham.

Urban Village Healthcare’s plans for a £10.8m purpose-built care scheme at Rubery Lane, Rubery, have been given outline planning consent by Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham-based Urban Village Healthcare acquired the site of the former Cock Inn pub in a £1.6m deal.

Once complete, the development will be let to a Care Quality Commission-registered operator for a minimum of 25 years.

The scheme will feature 64 en-suite bedrooms with communal facilities such as a lounge, hairdressers and cinema, with associated parking and gardens.

Urban Village Group chief executive Nick Sellman: “We have made it clear that we are on a mission to improve the senior living provision in this country so that more elderly people can enjoy their twilight years in high quality homes.

“Our development at Rubery will provide 64 excellent en-suite bedrooms with associated facilities, and we have plans to deliver many more such developments. There is an urgent and growing need for new, high quality care homes.”