New care home and assisted living scheme planned for Derby

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Plans from Torsion Care for a new care home at Kingsway in Derby have been submitted to the city council.

Buildings at the proposed development site, the former Kingsway Hospital site, would be demolished to make way for an 88 bed care home and 66 extra care assisted living units.

Three blocks would be constructed in the scheme. A four storey block is to feature the care home, while two three storey blocks would contain 27 and 39 one and two bed flats respectively.

The care home would also host communal facilities including a café, hair salon, treatment room, gym, library and cinema space.

Up to 100 job opportunities would be created for the local area.

A design statement submitted on behalf of the applicant by DAY Architectural says: “Torsion Care aims to create a retirement living scheme that is integrated with the local community.

“The development will provide an environment for high-quality age friendly residential care accommodation in a sustainable development, which in turn is respectful of its setting and neighbouring properties.

“The development must offer a safe and comfortable living environment for the elderly to create a continued care pathway for local residents and help meet the overwhelming and growing need for this type of accommodation within the local area.”