Construction work is under way on the site of our next care home, due to open in Poole in autumn 2018.
Bourne House will be an art deco-themed building offering residential and nursing care, with 68 bedrooms, all en suite.
Among the features will be a large rooftop garden with views over the Bourne stream and Bourne Valley nature reserve. To the rear and sides will be gardens leading into a slope of mature woodland, with the chance to spot badgers and other wildlife.
Some of the bedrooms will have larger door openings, enabling residents in nursing beds to access the gardens. As well as residents’ rooms, there will be two guest bedrooms.
The site was previously the headquarters of the Dorset Fire Authority and is located at Langside Avenue near Poole’s border with Bournemouth. We gained official planning approval for our care home proposal in 2016.
Once complete, the home will help to meet a growing demand for high-quality care provision in Poole, Bournemouth and the wider region.
Mark Aitchison, Chief Executive, said: “Bourne House will be a statement building in a beautiful art deco style, offering the highest standards of accommodation and latest facilities for care. The home will become an integral, long-term part of the local community care landscape.”