First sod cut at new Clydebank care home
The first sod has been cut to officially mark the start of the new multi-million pound Clydebank Care Home and Day Care Centre.
Councillor Marie McNair, vice chair of West Dunbartonshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), broke the ground at the Queens Quay site where the £14.089 million state-of-the-art care facility is being built.
The home will have one 14 bedroom flat and seven 10 bedroom flats with each resident having their own en-suite room. Each flat will have living and dining areas and a kitchen to allow residents to maintain their independence.
The home will have many modern facilities including a multi-purposes space that can function as a cinema where residents can view films on the large screen. A number of activity rooms will allow residents to continue with their hobbies and there will also be an onsite café and hairdressing salon.
Along with the residential services, the home will offer day care for up to 50 elderly people who will access the facilities on site and relax in the themed garden courtyards and terraces.
Councillor McNair said: “I am delighted to cut the first sod to mark the start of work on this great new facility. The new home and day care underlines our commitment to give residents in Clydebank and beyond the opportunity to live as independently as possible, while still having access to support when they needed it. The facilities on offer will provide a real sense of community for all the residents living here and I look forward to seeing the progress of the home which is due to open in the summer of 2020.”
Allan Macleod, chair of WDHSCP, said: “I am pleased to see work starting at the new Clydebank Care Home. This new facility will play a crucial role in improving the care of the older people in our community whilst also promoting their independence. The communal courtyards will let residents enjoy outdoor activities in a safe and accessible environment with outstanding views over the Clyde.”
Councillor Iain McLaren, convener for infrastructure regeneration and economic development, said: “This is the latest development on the Queens Quay site and I’m sure residents and visitors will enjoy the convenient location and the great views from the new home. Work to regenerate Queens Quay is well underway and along with the new care home, the site will also accommodate new homes, a new health centre and a state of the art district heating network.”
The Queens Quay site which is being developed by Dawn Developments, will also have around 200 homes for social rent built alongside 1000 private houses and a health centre.
Other facilities expected to be available on the site include restaurants and cafes, a hotel and shops.