Backing for Berkley Care home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Planning officers have recommended approval for Berkley Care’s proposed 95-bed home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The development will go before a Stratford-on-Avon District Council planning committee vote at a meeting on 8 July.

The Warwick developer wants to build a four-story facility on a two-acre site located 200 metres north of Stratford-upon-Avon train station.

The proposed care home for residents requiring nursing, dementia and residential care consists of floorspace of between 5000 and 6000 square metres housing 95 bedrooms each equipped with an ensuite wetroom.

The scheme would feature a mix of room types with a 70/20/10 ratio for standard, premium and suites.

Communal facilities will include lounges, dining rooms, bistro, bar, cinema room, gym and hair salon.

The project would encompass communal gardens that include activity spaces and areas with areas with sensory plants.

Berkley expects the Stratford-upon-Avon care home to create up to 109 full-time equivalent jobs.