Work is set to start on a brand new 72-bed residential care home on Long Leys Road on the edge of Lincoln.
Tanglewood Care Homes, an established family business which already runs five other care homes in Lincolnshire, as well as bungalows for the elderly in Spalding and Horncastle, expects to create between 50 and 60 new jobs at the new home.
City of Lincoln Council gave the development the go-ahead at a planning meeting on 8th November 2017.
Planning permission for a care home on the site of a former adult education centre had been granted by the council in 2014, but the design has since been altered so new planning consent was sought.
“Our Lincoln care home is the start of a new and exciting journey for the company,” said Tracy Ann Shelbourn, founder and Director of Tanglewood Care Homes.
“Tanglewood has provided care, accommodation and employment to generations of Lincolnshire families. We are looking forward to welcoming our first residents and their families to Tanglewood in Lincoln in 2019.
“I feel honoured and truly delighted to be part of this exciting period in the company’s history.”
The building work will be carried out by LNT Construction, a Leeds-based specialist in building care homes, and the development is due to open in February 2019.
The three-storey home will cater for elderly residential care, nursing care and dementia care residents.
It will have a large, secure, landscaped garden as well as a café, cinema, tavern, hair salon and lounges.
A range of activities will be on offer to residents, including arts and crafts, entertainment, dancing, picnics, themed evenings, excursions and film nights.