Plans lodged for 72-bed Preston care home
Wain Homes and Liberty Care Developments are seeking reserved matters approval to build a 38,500 sq ft complex off Sandy Lane.
C Squared Architects designed the scheme, which would provide a 72-bedroom care home in Preston with 19,500 sq of community gardens.
The complex would be created to provide specialist dementia care and 24-hour elderly nursing.
Residents would also have access to a cinema, hair salon, and activity room.
Visitors would be provided with a total of 28 car parking spaces, including four electric vehicle charging and three disabled bays.
Outline permission was granted for the project in January 2021 to create flexible floorspace, drinking establishments, hot food takeaways, a medical centre, a pub and hotel, and a care home.
The developers are only moving forward with the care home and retail space, which will be the subject of a separate reserved matters application.
JLL is the planning consultant for the scheme.
Also on the project team is transport consultant Cameron Rose Associates, landscape architect Landstruction, and engineering and environmental consultant BWB Consulting.
Plans form part of a wider development area known as the North West Preston Strategic Location, which proposes around 5,500 homes on an 800-acre plot.
The proposed land is currently being used as a site compound for Wain Homes’ creation of 230 homes there.
To find out more about the care home plans, search for application number 06/2023/0599 on Preston City Council’s planning portal.