Works start to convert former Cleethorpes school into ‘first of its kind’ care home

Work to convert a former Cleethorpes school into a 74-bed care home has begun.

We are delivering the project on behalf of Yorkare Homes Ltd and started demolition work at the old Lower Lindsey School in the town in July.

Part of the building, which was built in 1925, will remain intact and be the subject of a complete refurbishment to make way for the care home as well as a dementia unit.

Dan Dowling-Brown, regional manager – Lincolnshire at Hobson & Porter, said: “Yorkare recently completed a new build care home in Hedon, East Yorkshire, which won Care Home of the Year at the 2015 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards so we have a high standard to live up to.

“This project will transform a building that has stood empty for more than five years into a modern care home that will really benefit the community it serves and we are delighted to have been contracted to breathe new life into the site. Demolition work is now well underway at the site and we are expecting the project to be complete by the end of June next year.”

Many of the features of the original building are being retained, repaired or replaced in a fashion which will provide modern performance with a traditional look and effect.

Laurence Garton, of Yorkare, said: “We have been looking forward to working with Hobson & Porter on this project. The layout and size of the different rooms within the original school building is allowing us to be really innovative when it comes to providing the best care environment.

“We are developing a full shopping arcade and street scene which will include a pub, cinema, post office, hair dressers, charity shop and more. We believe this will be the first care home to offer all these facilities together in the UK.”