Parklands intends to build a £4 million care home on Ness Road, close to the centre of Fortrose. It has been sensitively designed to reflect its rural setting in the heart of a conservation area. It will consist of three wings built in the style of a farm steading – the main anchor building, which will serve as the central hub of the facility, and two smaller residential wings. The 40 en-suite bedrooms will be substantially larger than the national standard set by the Care Inspectorate.
Our exciting plans will not only transform care for the elderly and create jobs; we aim to build a modern care facility that sensitively reflects its rural setting.
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Parklands has unveiled images of how the new 40 bedroom care facility will look.
The images show the lobby and café areas of the £4 million care home planned by independent care home operator Parklands. The spacious, modern lounge area is flooded with natural light from the large ceiling windows and features contemporary Highland colours.
Ron Taylor, Managing Director of Parklands, said: “We have set out to design a care home that looks unlike any other in the area. Our aim is to create a bright, modern living space for residents that reflects the care home’s Highland setting and is also inviting for guests. We believe this care home will be a significant asset to the local community.
"We are very grateful for the support we have received from local residents and care groups. There is real feeling of momentum behind this project and we remain cautiously optimistic that we can make progress, with the backing of the local community.”
Residents can still have their say on the planned investment by writing to ePlanning Centre, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX
(reference no 17/02523/FUL).
Parklands was established almost 25 years ago by Ron Taylor. As a young student, Ron cared for his elderly grandfather and grew frustrated at the lack of local care services. He set up Parklands in 1993, initially with one facility in Buckie. Today, Parklands operates seven care homes in Moray and the Highlands, employing around 500 people and providing residential care for around 250 older people in small, rural communities like Fortrose. It is one of the largest independent care providers in the north of Scotland and has won a series of prestigious awards for its commitment to care quality and to people development.