Artist's impression released of proposed £3.5m Scunthorpe development offering 60 job
THIS is the vision for a £3.5 million care home development which will regenerate the site of Scunthorpe's Crosby Hotel and create 60 new jobs.
The specialist care and dementia facility has been earmarked to replace the derelict pub building, on Normanby Road.
This artist's impression shows the plan for the new 56-bedroom home, which will come with a separate two-storey independent living unit.
The scheme has been brought forward by Marjara Care Homes, CR Parrott Consultants and the GS Kelsey building contractor.
If planning permission for the venture is awarded by North Lincolnshire Council, work is expected to begin next spring, with the facility opening in 2014.
Sukhi Marjara, managing director of Marjara Care Homes, said it would bring something new to Scunthorpe.
He said: "This is another project that we are providing in the area but we are being quite specific about the complex dementia needs that can be addressed. In the past four years, we have invested heavily in our staff to understand the different needs and different types of dementia.
"This facility can be quite flexible to deal with different types of dementia and give people independence and dignity."
Mr Marjara said the centre would also include a daycare facility and services open to the public.
Mr Marjara said: "We didn't just want to create another care home because we are getting to a stage where there are going to be different levels of dementia care to be addressed."
The Crosby Hotel building was recently highlight as an eyesores by the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
It will be demolished to make way for the new development.
Chris Parrott, managing director of CR Parrott Consultants, said the project would breathe new life into the area.
He said: "It is the redevelopment of a previously redundant site and it is going to be using certain renewable technology as part of the planning requirements."
Construction of the facility will be done by Yaddlethorpe-based GS Kelsey.
Mr Parrott said he felt it was important to support local firms.
He said: "We are pleased to be associated with the scheme and the confidence shown by the client in this development."
Councillor Mark Kirk, who represents the Crosby ward on North Lincolnshire Council, said he supported the project.
He said: "If you are going to talk about getting facilities for people suffering with dementia, they need to be the best facilities. If it means you have to demolish the Crosby to build such a facility, it can only be good.
"It will tidy up a site that has been empty for a number of years and it will hopefully bring jobs into the area and care for those people who need it."