The building has naturally aged over time, bringing certain limitations, which have led to a reduced occupancy and increased building maintenance costs. Therefore, RMBI Care Co. has made the decision to build a new purpose built care home, which can support up to 64 people, on the site of the existing Home.
The new care home will be designed and created to meet the changing needs of older people in a homely environment. The proposed Home will include four house groups, each with 16 bedrooms. Each room will have a full en-suite wet room, varied communal spaces and an enclosed landscape garden to support residents’ health and wellbeing.
The new care home will be built in a series of phases, to enable residents and staff to continue living and working in the existing building, before moving across to the new Home once it is ready.
Mark LLoyd, Managing Director, said:
We’re passionate about supporting older people’s changing care needs, so we’re always thinking about how we can support them now, and in the future. Following the success of our new-build care home in Berkshire in 2022, we’re excited to share our plans to build a new home in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Pending planning permission, we aim to create and build a new care home to support our residents in a modern homely environment, with assistive technologies and a personal approach to our care.
A full planning submission will be made in Spring 2023 and, pending planning approval, works will begin in Autumn 2023. The completion date is expected to be 2026.
This will be RMBI Care Co.’s second investment in a new-build care home, following the completion of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court (formerly Lord Harris Court), which opened in Autumn 2022. The Home, which can support up to 45 residents, marked its official opening with the visit of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent last November.