Hallmark to spend £25m on new-build programme

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

Hallmark Healthcare has announced a £25million investment drive for 2005 to cement its status as one of the fastest growing care providers in the UK. Lead by managing director, Avnish Goyal, who was named Care Entrepreneur of the Year in last year1s Care Awards organised by _Caring Times_, the programme will see the creation of 500 beds in five purpose built homes across England and Wales. Work has already begun in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, on the first of the five new care homes which will be completed in December. With 106 beds, it will be the largest home in the Hallmark portfolio. Of the four other new homes, three will be built in Wales (two in Cardiff and one in Merthyr Tydfil) while the fifth home is planned for the Midlands. The programme will create around 600 new jobs and – in addition to the planned acquisitions for the year – will take Hallmark1s bed capacity to more than 1500. “This is a very ambitious programme,” said Mr Goyal. “As well as investing in the Hallmark infrastructure, we are investing i

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