A multi-million pound new care home in Oldbury which has its own spa, cinema room and wellness suite has been officially opened.

Portway House on Newbury Lane opened to the public on Monday September 13 – 18 months later than originally planned due to the pandemic.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street joined residents and staff for a ceremonious cutting of the ribbon, before they commemorated the occasion by planting roses in the grounds.

Designed to provide a home from home, the centre features 48 luxury ensuite rooms as well as a host of amenities.

There is a fine dining style restaurant, relaxing lounges, spas with sensory lighting, a cinema room and even a sensory namaste wellness suite.

The mayor mingled with residents and staff and discussed social care, employment and the dire need for specialist facilities like Portway House.

He said: "It’s clear to see the thought behind every aspect of the design and approach to care at Portway House and I was very impressed.

"Settings such as this are pivotal to our communities and it’s clear to see the impact they have on people’s lives.”

Registered Manager, Diane Williams, said: “I'd like to thank the mayor for officially launching our home to the public after such a long wait. I’m immensely proud of our Portway House family and the amazing work the staff do."