14 July 2020
Pictured: Ron Taylor laying the last roof tile in place.
Work on a new care home for Fortrose has resumed after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Parklands Care Homes has restarted work on the site of its latest investment in the north. The £5.5 million care home is now due to open in October.
Construction work was delayed for several months after the Covid19 shutdown resulted in supply chain difficulties.
The building’s roof is now complete and the internal fit out will begin shortly. Construction teams will follow strict social distancing guidelines and hygiene protocols as they complete the project.
The care home will offer 40 en-suite bedrooms and create 50 full time equivalent jobs.
Ron Taylor, managing director of Parklands Care Homes, said: “We are delighted to be back on site and resuming construction. We had intended to open the new care home this month but the Covid-19 shutdown affected the industry supply chain and we now anticipate an autumn opening. We have had a strong response from local people interested in working at the care home and we are looking forward to moving into Fortrose.”