Redditch Care Home Development Welcomes Mayor at Topping Out Ceremony - Ideal Carehomes
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Redditch Care Home Development Welcomes Mayor at Topping Out Ceremony

Luxury care home development in Redditch, Millcroft, welcomed Councillor Ann Isherwood in a ceremonial ‘topping out’, as the newly built home progresses towards it’s opening next month.

Millcroft, located on Alfrick Close (off Birmingham Road, opposite Abbey Stadium), will be provider Ideal Carehomes 32nd home. It will provide 24-hour residential and dementia care for its residents, as well as bring 65 jobs to the area, once fully staffed.

Councillor Isherwood, Mayor of Redditch, was greeted at the ceremony by Ideal Carehomes’ Commissioning Director, Maria Taylor. They were joined by Estates Manager, Ben Parker, and Regional Director for South Birmingham, Ilze Careless.

The Mayor was given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, which will include 66 spacious bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, a cinema room, a hair salon, a tea room and a luxurious Sky Bar. She said,

‘As the newly elected Mayor of Redditch, community is at the heart of everything I do. It was my absolute privilege to visit Millcroft care home and meet the team.

The Ideal Carehomes team at Millcroft clearly understands the meaning of the quality of life as we mature in our years, and that is reflected in the design and consideration of the layout and finish of the building.

Design is crucial to the quality of life. Not one detail has been missed – you could move seamlessly from your home to Millcroft. It isn’t just about the design of the building; it is the consideration of all facets of life.  Included in the facility is a cinema, a salon and plenty of communal areas.

With beautifully designed open spaces, residents’ family will always be welcome to visit and be part of the community of Millcroft.

A tree was then planted in the grounds of the home as an ode to the ancient practice of ‘topping out’ a new building, in order to appease the tree-dwelling spirits which may have been displaced in its construction. 

Maria Taylor said,

“I’d like to thank Councillor Ann Isherwood for joining us for our ‘topping out’ ceremony – it was an absolute pleasure to meet her, and give her a tour of our home.

Millcroft is coming together nicely, and I’m sure our future residents will love what the home and our team has to offer. I’m especially looking forward to meeting the local community in the coming months, as we prepare to officially open Millcroft’s doors in October.”

Maria and the team will be hosting an exclusive preview day on Saturday 29th October, which will provide an opportunity for local people to explore the first-class facilities and learn more about the Millcroft lifestyle. It will also give them the chance to ask the team any questions about Ideal Carehomes and their unique initiatives. The open day is from 11am to 3pm – there is no need to book and guests will receive complimentary refreshments and a gift bag.

Millcroft is currently recruiting for their care team, ready for the home opening in October – current opportunities can be found at

Visit or call 0113 465 4082 to register your interest in living at Millcroft.