The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Peter Main, alongside the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Janet Biggin, caught a glimpse of the new care home under construction in Cheswick Village today (Wednesday 10th April) during an opening ceremony attended by local healthcare professionals and neighbours.
The Mayor took a tour of the new information suite and cut the ribbon to officially open it with the help of Alexandra Crew, General Manager of the newly named Beaufort Grange care home.
The 74-bed home is situated within Cheswick Village, a new development in North Bristol on the border of Stoke Gifford and Lockleaze, and is now open from 9am to 6pm weekdays and from 10am to 4pm at weekends.
The home’s surroundings and services will accommodate people requiring different types of care, including residential, nursing and dedicated dementia care.
The information suite was fitted out by an in-house expert interior design team and gives the local community an opportunity to see what the finished care home will look like when it opens this summer. It features examples of two homely bedrooms, a dining area and a living room all designed with future residents in mind. The home will be finished to a high specification with luxury fixtures and fittings throughout and each bedroom will have full en-suite facilities.
Photo (L-R): Helen Maiello (Senior Regional Operations Director, Barchester Healthcare), Cllr Guy Poultney (Lockleaze), Cllr Janet Biggin (Chair, South Gloucestershire Council), Cllr Peter Main (Lord Mayor of Bristol) and Alexandra Crew (General Manager, Beaufort Grange).
Alexandra Crew, General Manager, said:
“Our information suite is a wonderful way for people to see the type of high-quality environment that we are creating at Beaufort Grange and we hope to become a community hub, right in the heart of Cheswick Village.”
A care home of this size, on average, will create around 100 new posts when fully occupied, ranging from care assistants, nurses and hospitality staff.
Guests at the opening ceremony were entertained to a speech by Cllr Trevor Jones (Frenchay & Stoke Park), standing in for local history expert Adrian Kerton, in which he explained the significance of the Beaufort family within the Stoke Gifford area.
Photo: Cllr Trevor Jones entertains guests with some historical insights.
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