Radford care centre to be demolished and expanded to meet needs of elderly people

Radford care centre to be demolished and expanded to meet needs of elderly people

Radford care centre to be demolished and expanded to meet needs of elderly people

Radford Care Group New BuildingAn artist's impression of the new Radford Care Group centre

Radford Care Group's centre in Prospect Street will be demolished and expanded to meet the needs of elderly people

Property consultants Gleeds is advising a Nottingham charity as it plans to demolish and expand a care centre.

CPMG Architects is also involved with the design of the building, in Prospect Street, Radford.

Radford Care Group, which specialises in offering support to older people living in the city, wants to increase the size and capacity of the centre in response to a growing demand in the community.

The proposed plans involve demolishing the existing building and constructing a larger centre in its place, offering carers and users a more adaptable and welcoming space.

Gleeds director Anthony Cork said: "This is a very special project that offers huge potential for the Radford Care Group to offer even more friendship and care to those who may find it increasingly difficult to socialise, or keep active.

"We very much look forward to supporting the charity as they embark on this exciting journey."

Nick Gregory, director at CPMG Architects, added: "The Radford Care Group is a fantastic organisation doing incredibly valuable work in the local community despite its facilities no longer being fit for purpose.

"The existing building has provided an excellent venue for the older generation for more than 47 years, but the group now is in need of somewhere new to continue its invaluable work in the area.

"The proposed design will create a light, airy and flexible facility that will increase the group's potential to support the growing aging population.

"We are delighted to be working with such an incredible organisation."

If plans are approved by Nottingham City Council, the new centre will include a bespoke training centre for local people who are considering a future in care.

The care group would offer in-house training for study and coursework, alongside hands-on training from the start.

Jill Davies, of the care group, added: "We have outgrown our existing building considerably, so the prospect of getting a new, purpose-built centre is incredibly exciting. It will enable us to support more people, more of the time.

"We would be able to offer care seven days a week instead of five, and provide considerably more training, employment and volunteering opportunities."

Read more at http://www.nottinghampost.com/radford-care-centre-demolished-expanded-meet/

Nick Fry

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