BCP builds state-of-the-art nursing home in Eastbourne
New Care Home, Designed to Improve Quality of Life for Dementia Patients, Will Create 130 Jobs
Building Construction Partnership (BCP), a builder of specialist care homes, today announced the construction of a state-of-the-art nursing home in the south coast seaside resort of Eastbourne, East Sussex. BCP is converting a disused commercial site into a 60-room care home surrounded by landscaped grounds.
The modern, three-storey building will provide high quality en-suite accommodation and nursing care and support for 60 elderly residents, including people living with dementia. Residents will be able to watch films in the cinema, catch up with friends and relatives in the café, borrow books from the library, and stroll through the communal gardens.
BCP has completed the design phase of the project in accordance with its client’s requirements and budget. Following the latest guidelines for dementia care, every aspect of the design, from lighting to the orientation of the furniture, is sensitive to the needs of the home’s future residents and is designed to improve their quality of life.
Demand for elderly care services, including dementia-related care services, is expected to increase significantly in the UK. By 2039, 1 person in 12 will be aged over 80 and the number of centenarians will soar six-fold, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
In East Sussex, the number of people aged over 85 is forecast to increase by 15% between 2014 and 2020, while the number of Eastbourne residents in this age group will rise by an estimated 7% over the same period, according to East Sussex County Council. The new care home will therefore meet some of this additional demand for elderly care services and alleviate pressure on the current care providers in the local area. In addition, it will support the local economy by creating jobs.
Brian Bullock, Managing Director of BCP, said: “We will be working with Eastbourne Borough Council to recruit and train local people during the construction of the care home, preparing the way for around 130 permanent and part-time jobs to be created in the local community.”
Construction is due to be completed in February 2018 and the care home is expected to welcome its first residents in Spring 2018.