Marshall to start work on £8m Newton Mearns care home

Newton Mearns Care HomeBuilding work has started on an £8 million private care home in Newton Mearns.

Located at the corner of Waterfoot Road and Broom Road East the state-of-the-art home is being built by Marshall Construction Ltd for Meallmore.

The 68 en-suite bedroom home will be built in a “U” shaped format and includes a range of communal living spaces alongside a range of administration, food preparation, laundry and storage rooms. It will have 25 car parking spaces.

Due to be complete in 2016 the two storey building makes extensive use of glass in the construction to create bright airy spaces with generous lounge, dining and activity areas for residents. The landscaped garden, part of which is located between two wings of the building, offers seamless access to the outdoors for residents.

Externally the design will have a dual pitched roof with gable ends, finished in a flat grey tile. The external walls will comprise render and stone with feature panels and cladding and there will be a feature wall at the entrance to the home, located off a new access road.

The building has been designed to be dementia-friendly, with consideration given to wayfinding and maximising the use of natural light.

It will form part of a wider private residential development being undertaken by Mactaggart & Mickel.

Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore Ltd, said: “This new home has been designed to offer the highest quality facilities for our residents, making the most of the outdoor space available. Together with the apartments, it has been carefully designed to fit in with the surrounding residential area and architecture in Newton Mearns. We look forward to welcoming residents in 2016.”

Traffic management arrangements will be put in place to avoid peak traffic times during the school terms and to minimise noise disruption for neighbours.

Meallmore currently has 21 care homes in Scotland that cater for elderly and vulnerable people.

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