Work begins on £7.5m Ayrshire care home

Family-run Meallmore, one of Scotland's leading providers of nursing and residential care, is to start of work on the development of a new £7.5m care home in Doonfoot, South Ayrshire.

The 52-bed facility, which will open next year, will offer quality, personalised care for 52 elderly people with general care needs including those with dementia and its related conditions and create around 60 jobs.

The two-storey building makes extensive use of glass in the construction to create bright airy spaces with generous lounge, dining and activity areas for residents. It will be set within landscaped gardens, offering seamless access to the outdoors for residents.

Michael Gillespie, property director for Meallmore, (pictured left) said, “This new home has been designed to offer the highest quality facilities for our residents, making the most of the outdoor space available.

“We will be putting together a team of professionals, with a focus on local recruitment, who will give our residents the highest standard of care, based on their individual needs. We look forward to welcoming residents when the care home is complete.”

Pictured with Gillespie is Jamie McLean, group head of construction at Mactaggart and Mickel, and Cillian Hennessey, commercial director at Meallmore.