The care home is being developed inside the grounds of Abney Hall where Abney Court once stood. It will carry the name ‘Abney Court’ to pay homage to the original building where historical figures such as Prince Albert and Agatha Christie once stayed.
Richard Scarth, regional director for Care UK, said: “Abney Court represents a major investment for Care UK, and we are looking forward to completing the home and welcoming the first residents early next year.
“We’re currently on schedule to open our doors in early 2015 and local people interested in the home will have a chance to look around by the end of this year. Abney Court has been designed to enhance residents’ lives in a host of ways, with its layout and facilities well thought-through to ensure residents’ needs are well served – from physical needs to likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests.”
The purpose built care home will offer a range of services including residential and nursing care and specialist dementia care, together with palliative, respite and end of life care.
Visitors can expect a nod to local history throughout, with references to famous people from Cheadle in the naming of the homes’ lounges, dining rooms and café.
Care UK runs 113 care homes and also provides care for thousands of people living in their own homes.