Newark’s latest luxury care home development, Kings Court, welcomed the Mayor of Newark, Councillor Laurence Goff, to mark the final stages of construction in a Topping Out ceremony, as the newly built home progresses towards it’s opening in April.
Kings Court is named in tribute to King Charles I’s Newark ‘northern fortress’, and to honour King Charles III’s coronation later in the year.
The care home is located on Millers Croft in Middlebeck (off Flaxley Lane) and will be care provider Ideal Carehomes 35th 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.
Kings Court will be Ideal Carehomes’ second home in Newark, close to Bowbridge Court which opened in 2012. Bowbridge Court is rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Mayor of Newark, Councillor Laurence Goff was greeted by Ideal Carehomes’ Regional Director in the North Midlands, Lorraine Abbiss at the site of the home.
The Mayor was given a tour of the EPC ‘A’ rated care home, built to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly, which will include 66 spacious bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, a cinema room, hair salon, and landscaped sensory gardens.
A tree was then planted in the grounds of the care 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.
Impressed by the use of solar panels and ground source heat pump technology, giving the home the ability to operate as a Carbon Free Green home running without the use of gas, The Mayor Councillor Goff said,
‘I was delighted to plant a tree as part of the Topping Out ceremony for the new Kings Court care home. When I was shown around, I was impressed at the environmentally friendly building and its facilities for its future residents, including being able to keep couples together.
‘Having worked in care homes myself, I also appreciated the facilities it provides for its staff. I am glad that Ideal Carehomes have again chosen Newark for one of their homes, and I hope they work together with the neighbouring school to build links between the generations.’
Lorraine Abbiss said,
“I’d like to thank Mayor Councillor Laurence Goff for joining us to mark this special event at our new home – it was an absolute pleasure to meet him.
Kings Court is coming together nicely, and I’m sure our future residents will love what the home and our team has to offer. We’re very excited to be opening a second home in Newark, and I’m especially looking forward to welcoming the local community to see the new facilities in the coming months.”
Lorraine and the team will be hosting an exclusive preview day on Saturday 29th April, which will provide an opportunity for local people to explore the first-class facilities and marketing suites and learn more about the Kings Court lifestyle including their all-inclusive fee.
The preview day will run from 11am to 3pm – there is no need to book, and guests will receive complimentary refreshments and a gift bag.
Kings Court is currently recruiting for their team, with starting salaries at around £23,800 per annum – current opportunities can be found at www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/careers.
Ideal Carehomes provides 24 hour residential and dementia care, with an all-inclusive fee, in state-of-the-art homes across the country. They have recently been named a Top 20 Care Home Group by carehome.co.uk for the third year running and were announced the winners of the Large Residential Care category in the LaingBuisson Awards 2022.
Visit Idealcarehomes.co.uk or call 0113 465 4085 to register your interest in living or working at Kings Court.