Urban Village Group, a Birmingham-based property developer, has announced plans for a senior living development, with 80 en-suite bedrooms on a site in Chapel Park Road, St Leonard’s-on-Sea.
The group acquired the site in a £1.85m contract and submitted a planning application to Hastings Borough Council.
Nick Sellman, Group Chief Executive, said: “We are on a mission to improve the supply of aged care accommodation in this country and our development in St Leonard’s-on-Sea will be a high quality facility for families of the region.
“There are around 400,000 elderly people in care homes in the UK. With old age, the level of disability and dependency increases rapidly and has a significant impact on the demand for care services. Urban Village Healthcare is committed to meeting this demand.
The site has existing planning permission for a retirement home scheme similar to that offered by Urban Village Group. If planning approval is received in July, the project is expected to be completed by Easter 2024.
It will include communal facilities such as lounges on each floor, hair salon and cinema, with associated parking and gardens. When completed, the care home will be leased to Bracebridge Care Group for a minimum of 25 years.
Urban Village Group said it is working closely with environmentalists to ensure the development is as environmentally friendly as possible.
Mr. Sellman added, “It will be a very environmentally friendly program. The site has a badger in the middle and as it is a protected species we are currently working with conservationists to find the best solution.
“We will be building a new badger, prior to demolition, in one corner of the plot and this will include concrete tunnels and burrows. The badgers will be relocated to their new home and only when this happens will we begin construction.