Residential home will create 150 jobs
A BIG BOOST is to be injected into Harborough’s jobs market with 150 full-time positions to be created with the opening of a new £11 million retirement home in town.
The job creation will cover a wide range of employment needs from management roles and senior-level nurses to carers, ancillary staff, office personnel and on-site service roles.
The 137-bed Prime Life centre, set to open in June, is being built at the Peaker Park development on the outskirts of town, off Rockingham Road.
Prime Life, which is headed by Great Bowden businessman Peter Van Herrewege, runs more than 60 care homes across the country.
The recruitment process is due to start soon.
Building work, by Enderby-based S&S Contracting, started last month and could be completed by May.
Jay Hairsine, finance director at Prime Life, said “The development will provide a home for life that offers a full range of services from providing for people within their own accommodation through to full-time specialist care.
“The project will deliver an 89-bed specialist elderly, nursing and dementia unit with a further two units each providing 24 beds of specialist care.
“A second phase of development will then provide 32 fully-serviced apartments designed with a mix of one and two-bed self-contained units. This will also include communal areas for residents to socialise, host visitors, a café, laundry and staff provision for a 24/7 care service.”
The project has come about thanks to funding from Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Leicester.
Gail Fielding, from the bank, said: “Prime Life provide a fantastic standard of care for people with dementia, nursing and residential needs.”
A Tesco Express, petrol station and Domino’s Pizza have all opened at the Peaker Park site in the last year.
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