Construction begins on Leicester specialist care home

Specialist care provider, Exemplar Health Care, has begun on-site construction for its new £5.7M refurbishment for a specialist care home in Leicester.

The new 28-bed care home, named Greenacre Park, began construction in September, with plans for the home to open to residents in summer 2023, creating over 100 jobs for the local area.

Greenacre Park will be located on Elmdon Drive in Humberstone, Leicester, and will be Exemplar Health Care’s first home in the region. Once open, Greenacre Park will specialise in supporting adults living with mental health conditions, dementia, acquired brain injury and a range of physical disabilities.

Charlotte Lloyd, director of commissioning at Exemplar Health Care, said: “Greenacre Park will have two units and will be well-equipped to meet the needs of its new residents. Each of the 28 bedrooms will come with an en-suite wet room, and the building will feature high quality, spacious communal spaces, including a garden, dining room, quiet room and therapy room.

“As well as providing employment opportunities, there are plans in place to integrate the new care home into the local community. It’s our ambition for the home to be a place where we host events, and where our residents can be part of the community, whether through work placements, local events or volunteering.”

Midlands-based contractor, Deeley Construction, has been appointed to extend and refurbish the £2.6 million specialist care home at Foxton Grange in Leicester.

Martin Gallagher, managing director at Deeley Construction, added: “We are pleased to be partnering with Exemplar Health Care once again to renovate this care home. This will not only provide employment opportunities for the local community but will also help those who are living with complex needs access cutting edge facilities, to enable them to receive the highest quality of care.

“By refurbishing an existing care home, we can ensure that the project’s carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. We are proud and privileged to be using our expertise to deliver this project.”

With over 35 homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, the North East and North West, Exemplar Health Care provides person-centred care and rehabilitation that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

For further information on Exemplar Health Care, to apply for a role at Greenacre Park, or to engage with the business about potential sites for new homes, visit: https://www.exemplarhc.com/care-homes/greenacre-park.