Barchester moves further into assisted living schemes

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Barchester Healthcare is further developing its move into assisted living with the start of building works at the “Old Manor” house in Taunton, Devon, to create six luxurious assisted living apartments. The Old Manor stands on the same site as Barchester’s 86-bed nursing home called “The Manor” in the Bishop’s Hull suburb of Taunton. Dating from the sixteenth century, it is a Grade II listed building, which was once the home of the Bishop of Winchester. The building programme, being undertaken by Pearce Construction (Bristol) Ltd., will run through until July and will involve a full restoration of the building in the creation of the apartments which have a full nurse call system. Three large day lounges will also be created, one of which will serve as a clubroom for the apartments. Barchester managing director Mike Parsons said the Old Manor was being developed after his company’s successful development of a similar facility at Hunter’s nursing home in Cirencester. “There we created eight assisted living flat

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