Banbury care home celebrates ‘topping out’

The team behind a new £6 million care home in Banbury celebrated its ‘topping out’ ceremony with help from a special guest.

The Mayor of Banbury, Councillor Gordon Ross, joined with the Care UK team and representatives from development and construction partner, Castleoak, to place the final tile on the roof of Highmarket House care home in North Bar Place.

In the final stages of the 61-week construction programme, the project is on track to create up to 110 jobs when the care home is fully commissioned and welcomes its first residents later this summer.

Gary Renton, construction project manager at Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, this highly impressive new development represents a major investment for Care UK. When complete, the home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 73 older people in Banbury and beyond, as well as creating jobs for local people.

“We take a great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment. As work continues apace in Banbury, Care UK’s vision for the home is well on the way to being realised and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”

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