Contractor Willmott Dixon has announced work has started on an integrated social care and health centre in Sandwell.
Procured via the Constructing West Midlands Framework, the £11.7m scheme for Sandwell Council will see the creation of a three-storey facility that will provide supported independent living provision.
The integrated social care and health centre, which is being built in Harvest Road, Rowley Regis, will include 80 individual bedrooms and resident facilities such as a hairdressing salon, a physiotherapy facility and resident lounges.
The facility, which is also being designed by Sandwell Council, will make up part of their wider regeneration vision – ‘Sandwell Vision 2030’ and five-year business plan ‘Big plans for a great place’ – to create a healthier, more successful future for the people of Sandwell with community wealth at the heart of its mission.
‘We are very excited to be expanding our working relationship with Sandwell Council as we also have teams currently on-site at three of their education developments,’ said Willmott Dixon’s operations director, Nick Heath.
‘This integrated social care and health centre facility will provide much-needed support to local residents and will support the council’s goals to invest in community wealth – ensuring that people live and age well within the region.
‘As with all our projects, we aim to leave a lasting legacy and have therefore committed to investing £575k back into the local community during this development,’ added Mr Heath.
‘Our teams will be working in partnership with Sandwell Council to support their employment and skills plan. With a key focus on youth unemployment, we will be running a variety of community initiatives, including career mentoring, mock interviews, CV advice, careers guidance, virtual school and college visits, careers talks, curriculum support, literacy support and safety talks. Our community engagement specialists will also be working with and donating to local community projects.’
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