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Scheme for new care home at former bus site

An artists impression of the proposed Beech Tree House care home.

An artists impression of the proposed Beech Tree House care home.

A developer is looking to put the site of Alnwick’s former bus depot back into use by constructing a residential care home.

Plans for Beech Tree House have gone on show to the public this week in Alnwick Library so that the opinions of residents can be taken into account.

The scheme would accommodate general nursing, elderly mentally infirm (both residential and nursing) and young physically-disabled occupants.

The proposed building is three storeys at its frontage on Lisburn Terrace, but takes advantage of the slope to create a lower-ground floor with views and access doors to the north.

It would contain 88 bedrooms as well as associated dining, leisure, treatment, administration and support facilities.

A letter to residents from Newcastle-based design consultants Space Group explains that the site’s redevelopment would ‘create a prestigious new care home to address the needs of older people from the area’.

It is anticipated that a planning application would be submitted in April.

The unmanned public exhibition is at Alnwick Library on Green Batt during opening hours until Saturday.

Residents are invited to leave comments in a book or can email carehome.consultation@spacegroup.co.uk

 

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