New 70-bed care home planned for former WWII factory site near Ellesmere Port

A 70-BED care home is planned for the site of a former wartime factory near Ellesmere Port.

Plans have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council for the development on the former Roften Works site in Hooton, immediately to the west of Hooton Railway Station.

Construction of a nearby residential housing development is already under way by Stewart Milne.

Planning applicants Asteer Planning, submitting the application on behalf of Seddon Developments Ltd, say the principle of a care home being built on the site had already been approved in 2018, but a fresh application had been submitted as there were changes to the layout and appearance of the site from that originally proposed.

The proposed 70-bed care home would feature amenity gardens, ground floor bedrooms with access to private external patios, with a shared community space to include a café, garden room, pub/sports bar, hair salon, activity room, family room and cinema .

Support facilities within each resident unit include a nurse station, medication store, assisted bathroom, wheelchair store, sluice and assisted WC.

All bedrooms would come with en-suite shower/wet rooms, while other facilities include a kitchen and associated accommodation, laundry, staff room, staff changing room and WCs and office space.

The proposals would be supported by a total of 24 car parking spaces, including two spaces for the mobility impaired and two EV charging points.

The applicants added Seddon developments have, in the past, been responsible for such developments as Telford Court in Crewe and Sutton Grange in Southport.

Care would be provided by Sandstone Care Group, a new dynamic care home group offering services to both nursing and residents within Wales and the north west of England.

Sandstone Care currently operates six care homes, including a purpose-built 73-bedroom luxury nursing and residential home in Powys and Ribble Court near Preston.

The site was once home to Roften Works, which acquired its name as it was the Royal Ordnance Factory No.10, which made anti-aircraft guns during the Second World War.

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