Plans have been lodged with Rushcliffe Borough Council to build a new 70-bed care home on the site of the former police station in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
The proposal has been put forward by Edwalton-based Charterpoint Senior Living – specialists in delivering purpose-built senior living accommodation.
The scheme for the 1.4-acre site includes a 70-bed residential care home featuring residents’ lounges, a hair salon, cinema room and other facilities – mostly over two storeys, with one section over three storeys.
It also includes residents’ gardens and 34 parking spaces, with access via the existing entrance on Grantham Road.
Charterpoint Director Giles Nursey said: “Charterpoint Senior Living has wide experience of delivering a range of high-quality care home and assisted and retirement living schemes, both within Nottinghamshire and further afield.
“We have listened and engaged with ward councillors and Bingham Town Council, and addressed previous concerns raised following an earlier application for the site by another company and created a bespoke, contemporary design which will breathe new life into this piece of land.
“Having been vacant for some time, the brownfield site has been identified in the ten-year vision for Bingham as land for redevelopment and we hope that our proposals to deliver an individually designed, 70-bed care home with facilities, will enhance the local community, economy and environment.
“Our vision is to deliver a facility which will offer a range of residential care for local older people at a site which is convenient for the town centre, while at the same time bringing a redundant piece of land back into use to create an asset for Bingham.”
The plans for the site have been designed by care sector specialist architect C-Squared for Charterpoint Senior Living, which is based at Wheatcroft Business Park in Edwalton.
The application for full planning permission, which includes permission to demolish the former police station, has just been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.
If successful, work would start on site in spring 2019, with completion by the summer of 2020.