Planning has been approved for the scheme at the Eastway development and Sue Ryder will progress with the construction of their new facility enhancing their services in the North West.
North West managing director Paul Fleet, said: “We’re delighted that the Sue Ryder care facility has been approved and initial works have started for this scheme. The care facility will be constructed to a high specification to mirror our award-winning D’Urton Manor development.”
“The site was originally secured by Story Homes in 2015 following a formal tender process from Homes England. It is a strategic site in the delivery of homes and infrastructure for the wider Preston area.”
“It brings a very important service to the city, in a highly accessible location and close to Preston’s hospital. Sue Ryder has ensured their design compliments our high quality residential development”.
D’Urton Manor will deliver 300 much need family homes at Eastway and is one of the 11 key strategic developments identified as part of the 10 year City Deal signed by Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire Councils.
Seddon Construction has started work of the state-of-the-art neurological care centre, consisting of 40 beds and four supported living bungalows providing specialist care and rehabilitation.
Heidi Travis, chief executive, Sue Ryder, said: “We are really pleased to be working alongside Story Homes on the development of The Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.
“Demand for our services continues to grow and the new centre will help develop and expand our services to better meet the needs of people with long term neurological conditions in and around the North West.”
Ed Wootton, director of construction at Seddon, said: “Sue Ryder Centre’s provide access to care and support to people and families at the times that they need it the most, and we’re delighted to be able to deliver this much needed scheme, in this new community development by Story Homes.”
Story Homes plays an active part in the community where they build homes, supporting a range of local and national charity partners – they have also contributed a substantial donation to the Sue Ryder organisation.
It is estimated the new Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will be completed in 2020.