The privately owned property development company, Muller Property Group has unveiled the plans for the redevelopment of a brownfield site situated on Thomas Street in Lindley, Huddersfield.
The outline application proposes provision for a residential care facility of up to 60 beds with en-suite facilities and access with all other matters reserved.
The site is approximately 0.70-acre (0.27 hectares) in size and is located within the Lindley suburb of Huddersfield and in a predominately residential area. The site fronts onto Thorncliffe Street to the east and Brian Street runs to the south.
The proposed new purpose-built care home will be a 2-2.5 storey building with full-time on-site nursing care facilities, recreational spaces for residents on all floors, including lounges, dining rooms, activity rooms, cinema, as well as a hair salon and high-quality secured landscaped gardens.
Colin Muller, Chief Executive of Muller Property Group, said: “We have identified a significant shortage of assisted living bedspaces within Lindley and the local surrounding areas.
“There is a demand for upwards of 560 en-suite care bedrooms to serve the elderly population and an undersupply of approaching 300 bedrooms equipped with en-suite provision. The delivery of a 60-bed high-quality care home accommodation for the elderly will help address a considerable shortfall mirrored across the wider district.
“The proposal to revitalise a sustainably located, brownfield and vacant site with a modern residential care facility will bring substantial social and economic benefits to the area.
“Developments of this nature provide a good range of jobs for local people with a cross section of wage levels. We expect a care home like this to generate at least 50 new jobs.”