Thorn Springs Care Home Development Welcomes Mayor at Topping Out Ceremony
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Thorn Springs Care Home Development Welcomes Mayor at Topping Out Ceremony

Thorn Springs care home development welcomed Councillor Yvonne Farrell in a ceremonial ‘topping out’, as the newly built home progresses towards it’s opening in October this year.

Thorn Springs on Collie Place in Houghton Regis, has benefitted from a £12m investment and will be Ideal Carehomes 31st home. It will provide 24-hour residential and dementia care for its residents, as well as bring 65 jobs to the area.

Councillor Farrell, Mayor of Houghton Regis, was greeted at the ceremony by Ideal Carehomes’ Commissioning Director, Maria Taylor. They were joined by Estates Manager, Ben Parker, and Site Manager, Zeb Massey.

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

‘Thorn Springs in Bidwell West is bright and well laid out, with quality fixtures and fittings, and even has an indoor garden room opening onto the outside garden spaces, which are especially good for sensory and active wellbeing. This is a wonderful ‘forever home’ that will be staffed by local, friendly professionals. I was extremely impressed by what I saw.’

A tree was then planted in the grounds 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 Yvonne Farrell for joining us to perform our ‘topping out’ ceremony – it was an absolute pleasure to meet her. Our new home is coming together nicely, and I’m sure our future residents will love what the facility has to offer. I’m especially looking forward to meeting the local community in the coming months, as we prepare to officially open Thorn Springs’ doors in October.”

Thorn Springs is currently recruiting for their care team, ready for the home opening in October. Current opportunities can be found at

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