Construction milestone for £16m care village


A key milestone has been marked in the construction of a £16m care village in Merseyside.

The final roof tile for Belong Birkdale, which is due to open later this year, was laid by chief executive, Tracey Stakes, and Sefton’s cabinet member for adult social care, Councillor Paul Cummins.

Mr Cummins said: “Belong is a pioneering organisation in the field of care, so I’m delighted to play a role in the completion of its new Birkdale village. The range of services and facilities it will provide will bring a whole host of benefits to the people of Sefton, which I am very much looking forward to seeing.”

The Belong village will provide dementia care and high specification accommodation for over 100 people, including 24-hour support across six extended family sized households and 30, one and two bedroom, independent living apartments. There will also be a range of facilities open to the public, such as a bistro, hair salon, exercise studio and function rooms, designed to promote maximum engagement with local communities.

The development, which was made possible through Belong’s partnership with Octopus Healthcare, was designed by architects, Pozzoni, and is being built by North West construction company, Pochin’s.

Bob Nicholson, property director at Pochin’s, added: “There’s no doubt this facility will be a real asset to those in and around the Birkdale area. In partnership with Belong, we’ve created a space that will benefit so many local people.”

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