A BRICKLAYING ceremony has been held in Hagley Road in Stourbridge where a new state-of-the-art £7.3million care home is being built.

Cinnamon Care Collection, which has recently been named by carehome.co.uk as one of the Top 20 Care Home Groups in the UK, is behind the new development which aims to provide the community with state-of-the-art residential, dementia and respite senior care.

The new 80-bedroom luxury facility is due to open in late 2020 and will include facilities such as a hair and nail salon and on-site cinema.

David Reaves, head of marketing for Cinnamon Retirement Living, said: “There is currently a shortfall of 1,094 care bedrooms within a five-mile radius of Stourbridge, highlighting the demand for a care home in Stourbridge which can offer high-level facilities.

"We are passionate about delivering the very best care – offering respect, dignity, choice and independence all within the very best environment."

He added: “Our new care home in Stourbridge will complement our highly rated care home in Bromsgrove, Burcot Grange and Lodge.

"It will offer the same level of excellent care in an equally high quality environment.

"Our Stourbridge care home will be a purpose-built, exclusive care home with large, luxurious en-suite rooms and impressive facilities. It will offer exceptional residential, dementia and respite care.”

Malcolm Priest, managing director at Greswolde Construction, added: “Greswolde has an excellent reputation for community and health schemes and we are particularly pleased to be working with Cinnamon Care Collection on this important project that will be a valuable asset for the Stourbridge area.”

Up to 80 full and part-time jobs will be created for people in the community - with vacancies ranging from housekeeper and carers to heads of departments, kitchen assistants and gardeners.

Recruitment will start early next year.