Care home operator Kingsley Healthcare has unveiled plans for a 66-bed facility in the north Norfolk town of Holt, set in a two-acre plot.

Construction work on the project will begin next summer, subject to planning approval, and the group also confirmed it is submitting plans for similar level facilities in Olney, Buckinghamshire and Norwich.

Kingsley Healthcare said in a press release that it aims to double the size of the group over the next five years by deploying investment of between £150-£200 million.

The Holt scheme is being developed with architects Condy Lofthouse and planning consultants Bidwells.

Muj Malik, Kingsley’s chief investment officer, said: “We have had a positive response from local stakeholders. It is important for us and our future residents that the home becomes a central part of the community.

“It has always been our ambition to bring the Kingsley brand to the affluent market town of Holt which embodies everything that is wonderful about north Norfolk. We are proud to be delivering a luxury home fitting for the community. 

A spokesman for Holt Town Council said: “The council welcomes the proposed new care home off Hempstead Road, which will provide much needed care for the elderly in our community, as well as creating many jobs for local people.”

Daya Thayan, chief executive of Kingsley, said: “As well as setting the standard for elderly care we are passionate about making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

“This home will generate well-paid jobs from senior managers and nurses to chefs, support workers, maintenance and housekeepers.”

Kingsley is to gain a further 200 beds in the coming weeks through the opening of its 66-bedroom Brackley Care Home, a £12m project in the Northamptonshire market town of Brackley, and the acquisition of two existing luxury homes in the North West and Norfolk.

It will shortly be submitting plans for luxury nursing homes in Olney, Buckinghamshire and Norwich, in Norfolk.

Date published: November 6, 2020

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