Luxury care home scheme for old factory site
By BeckyFeather | Sunday, September 02, 2012, 08:29
Another luxury care home could open in the Keynsham area.
The old Intier factory site in Bitton is now being earmarked as a care home
Barchester have recently launched Kingfisher Lodge in Saltford. The care home in Chestnut Walk provides residental and nursing care to the elderly, including those with dementia.
And now the Bristol-based St Monica's Trust has revealed it is interested in turning an old factory site in Bitton into a care home.
Bitton Village Residents' Association has been approached by the trust's agents in relation to its bid for the derelict Intier site which was put up for sale this summer following years of deadlock over redevelopment prospects.
The BVRA considered the proposal from the St Monica Trust at its last committee meeting and has expressed "strong support".
Founded in 1925 by Henry and Monica Wills, the trust runs retirement villages and care homes at Westbury Fields and Cote Lane in Westbury-on-Trym, and at Sandford Station in North Somerset, along with an urban retirement village in Bedminster.
The sites offer many facilities - for example, the Cote Lane site has a restaurant, swimming pool and gym and offers physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.
The trust's ideas for an underground car park and a community centre at the Bitton site have also been welcomed by the residents' association.