PLANNING permission has been given to transform the site of a care home to a new purpose-built care home and a Retirement Community development.

RMBI Care Co has announce plans for a brand new building for Lord Harris Court, an existing nursing home in Sindlesham, Wokingham.

The plan includes transforming the site on which the current 1970’s building sits by replacing it with a new purpose-built care home and a Retirement Community development containing 60 apartments.

The construction for the new care home is due to commence in January next year and will provide 45 placements for residents from the Spring of 2021.

Mark Lloyd, managing director at RMBI Care Co, said: “We are delighted that our exciting plans for our first new purpose built care home in a decade have been approved.

“We are committed to investing in our existing care homes as well as creating new build developments which reflect the current and future care needs of older people including specialist end of life care provision.”

The new home will offer nursing and dementia care facilities, which will use the latest assistive technologies and design.

After completion the existing Lord Harris Court, which has been rated ‘good’ by Care Quality Commission, will close to make way for the new Retirement Community development.

The work will be completed in partnership with builders Castleoak who have a track record in the design and construction of care homes.

During the process the existing Lord Harris Court will continue to operate as normal.