Former Cannock car park to be transformed into care home   

Cannock town centre is to benefit from significant investment with the opening of a new nursing home for adults living with complex needs.

Midlands-based Deeley Group, a family-owned business headquartered in Coventry, has partnered with leading national health care provider Exemplar Health Care to transform Cannock Chase Council’s former Avon Road Car Park, opposite the Asda supermarket, into a new 33-bedroom care home.

Exemplar Health Care, which will own and operate the home once built, is funding the £6 million investment to bring this much-needed complex care service to the local community.  

Work on the new three storey building which includes communal living space, sensory bathrooms, a therapy room, car park and gardens, is expected to start shortly. Once open the home will create around 100 new jobs.

The land had been earmarked for sale in the Cannock Town Centre Development Prospectus. Planning Permission was granted to Deeley Group earlier this year, securing much needed new care facilities in the local community.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Tony Johnson said: “This is a very welcome investment into our town centre and fulfils a real need within the Cannock community for complex nursing care that allows people to be independent yet have their complex healthcare needs well supported – and in a location close to amenities. 

“We are delighted that Deeley Group and Exemplar Health Care have shown confidence in Cannock and decided to invest in our town centre, attracted by Avon Road Car Park’s inclusion in our prospectus launched a few years ago.

“The prospectus outlines land in the town centre available for development and complements work underway to create an exciting new leisure hub around the theatre and nearby Church Street as part of the £20 million Levelling Up Fund support from the government announced in 2021.”

Deeley Group is well known across the Midlands for delivering quality residential, industrial and mixed-use developments.

Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “This development will transform a redundant brownfield site into an important nursing home which will provide vital care for people living with complex needs in Cannock.

“This will be the fourth development we have worked on in partnership with Exemplar Health Care and we are proud to be creating this new care home which will also contribute to the wider regeneration of Cannock town centre.”

Exemplar Health Care is one of the country’s leading nursing care providers for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

Charlotte Lloyd, Director of Commissioning at Exemplar Health Care, said: “Our aim is to make every day better for the people we support. We do this by focusing on maximising their independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. It’s our ambition for the home to be a place where our residents can be part of the community, whether through work placements, local events or volunteering.”

Exemplar Health Care expects to commence construction of the new home in November, with the first residents moving in by January 2025.

Photo caption: Pictured at the former Avon Road Car Park site in Cannock, on the corner of Hunter Road, are (l to r): Councillor Tony Johnson, Leader of Cannock Chase Council, Charlotte Lloyd, Director of Commissioning at Exemplar Health Care, Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director of the Deeley Group, and Dean Piper, Head of Economic Development and Planning at Cannock Chase Council.