A full planning application has been made in Bury St Edmunds for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company for a new build care home to support 64 residents. The care home will consist of 64 single occupancy bedrooms, each with a private wet room.
RMBI Care Co. provides residential care, nursing care and residential dementia support to older Freemasons, their families and people in the wider community. They have been caring for older people for over 180 years and, today, they support over 1,000 residents across 17 care homes in England and Wales.
The existing care home that currently sits on the site is coming to the end of its operational life. The aim of RMBI Care Co. is to erect a new state-of-the-art care home in its place, which will provide a positive contribution to the local area. Through a phased approach to the development, RMBI Care Co. aims to allow existing residents to remain on site, and ensure all existing jobs are retained.
The 64-bed care home has been designed over two floors with extensive communal space throughout. Each floor provides residents with communal lounge spaces, private dining rooms and a number of quiet lounge rooms for residents to sit and relax. The care home is also populated with a multi-purpose activity room, a treatment room and a hair salon over the two floors for residents to enjoy.
The care home will offer space for visitors to allow residents to welcome their loved ones to their new home environment. One of such spaces is the coffee lounge, which overlooks the outdoor seating and garden areas provided throughout the site.
The scheme provides residents with ample exterior spaces, through the various resident gardens and outdoor seating areas provided throughout the site. The scheme has been designed to allow the residents to feel safe and engaged in their environment.