Work begins on new Aberdeen care home

Work begins on new Aberdeen care home

Work is underway on the development of a new £20 million care home in the Pitfodels area of Aberdeen, ready to open in autumn/winter 2025.

The 65-bed facility is being developed by elderly care provider Meallmore, with construction work being undertaken by Clark Contracts.

A sod-cutting ceremony to mark the start of works took place on 28 March attended by Meallmore’s property director, Michael Gillespie, as well as representatives from Clark Contracts.

Located on North Deeside Road, adjacent to The Marcliffe Hotel, the new home will be known as Pitfodels Wood.

Once open, it will offer quality, personalised care for elderly people with general care needs including those with dementia and its related conditions.

It will provide in the region of 80 full-time equivalent jobs including nurses, care assistants, hotel services staff, facilities operatives, administrators and managers.

The four-storey building will be arranged in an ‘L’ shaped block carefully orientated to maximise views of the surrounding mature woodland area and beyond.

Communal balconies within shared areas and private balconies from some bedrooms will boast impressive views to the south over the Deeside Valley.

The home will be set within high-quality landscaped gardens, offering seamless access to the outdoors for residents.

Inside, the care home will offer a cinema, café, private dining room, and beauty salon.

Michael Gillespie, property director for Meallmore, said: “Set in beautiful grounds and using impressive architectural attributes, Pitfodels Wood is going to be a stunning place to live. It will provide the highest quality facilities for our residents, offering personalised care to meet personal needs, empowering individuals to maintain their desired levels of independence.

“The new specialised home will also offer a range of job prospects, boosting employment in the neighbouring communities. We can’t wait to welcome residents to Pitfodels Wood upon completion.

Michael Scanlan, director at Clark Contracts, added: “We are excited to be working with Meallmore to deliver this major new development, which will provide first class facilities for residents. We look forward to working with Meallmore, the design team, and wider community as we deliver the project.”

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