£3.5m care home planned for Colne

Silk Healthcare has announced intentions to develop a branch of its care home business in Colne, investing £3.5m and creating around 80 jobs.

Silk HealthcareThe Barnsley-based firm already runs the Heather Grange care home in Burnley.

Now Silk has now submitted a planning application for the site on Gibfield Road, where the now demolished Boulsworth Residential Centre once stood.

ARP Designs has been hired to handle the plans, describing the vision as including generous recreational areas, activity rooms and large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

The 24-hour nature of the care home business will create around 80 full and part-time jobs and the development will make good use of a brownfield site, whilst the services provided will be of benefit to members of the local community,  said Silk.