Care home plan unveiled

  • 17th April 2024

Pictured at the former Avon Road Car Park site in Cannock are (L-R): Councillor Tony Johnson, leader of Cannock Chase Council; Charlotte Lloyd, director of commissioning at Exemplar Health Care; Eleanor Deeley, joint managing director of the Deeley Group; and Dean Piper, head of economic development and planning at Cannock Chase Council

Midlands-based Deeley Group, a family-owned business headquartered in Coventry, has partnered with leading national health care provider, Exemplar Health Care, to transform Cannock Chase Council’s former Avon Road Car Park, opposite the Asda supermarket, into a new 33-bedroom care home to be known as Coronation Court.

The provider, which will own and operate the home once built, is funding the £6m investment to bring this much-needed complex care service to the local community.

Work on the new three-storey building, which includes communal living space, sensory bathrooms, a therapy room, car park, and gardens, is expected to start shortly.

The land had been earmarked for sale in the Cannock Town Centre Development Prospectus and planning permission was granted to Deeley Group earlier this year, securing much-needed new care facilities for the local community.

Leader of the council, Councillor Tony Johnson, said: “This is a very-welcome investment into our town centre and fulfils a real need within the Cannock community for complex nursing care that allows people to be independent yet have their complex healthcare needs well supported – and in a location close to amenities.

An artist’s impression of the proposed development

“We are delighted that Deeley Group and Exemplar Health Care have shown confidence in Cannock and decided to invest in our town centre, attracted by Avon Road Car Park’s inclusion in our prospectus launched a few years ago.

“The prospectus outlines land in the town centre available for development and complements work underway to create an exciting new leisure hub around the theatre and nearby Church Street as part of the £20m Levelling Up Fund support from the Government announced in 2021.”

Eleanor Deeley, joint managing director of the Deeley Group, added: “This development will transform a redundant brownfield site into an important nursing home which will provide vital care for people living with complex needs in Cannock.

“This will be the fourth development we have worked on in partnership with Exemplar Health Care and we are proud to be creating this new care home which will also contribute to the wider regeneration of Cannock town centre.”

Exemplar Health Care expects to commence construction of the new home in November, with the first residents moving in by January 2025.

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