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New £7m care home earmarked for old Stourbridge Labour Club site

By Jordan Reynolds | Stourbridge | Health | Published:

A new £7 million care home will be built just outside Stourbridge town centre creating 80 jobs.

Stourbridge Labour Club which closed in 2008

The 80-bed home on Hagley Road is due to open next year and will feature an on-site cinema.

A brick-laying ceremony has taken place this week at the new Cinnamon Care Collection care home.

The home which will provide residential, dementia and respite care.

It is being built on the cleared site of the former Stourbridge Labour Club which closed in December 2008.

Other features at the home will include a hair and nail salon.

Cinnamon Care Collection’s development manager, James Gant is pictured at the front, with senior site manager, Peter Rhodes (left) and director, Chris Harrison (right) both from Greswolde Construction

David Reaves, head of marketing at Cinnamon Retirement Living, said: “There is currently a shortfall of 1,094 care bedrooms within a five mile radius of Stourbridge, highlighting the demand for a care home in Stourbridge which can offer high-level facilities.

“We are passionate about delivering the very best care – offering respect, dignity, choice and independence – all within the very best environment; that is our aim for this new care home.

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“Our new care home in Stourbridge will complement our highly rated care home in Bromsgrove, Burcot Grange and Lodge.

“It will offer the same level of excellent care in an equally high quality environment. Our Stourbridge care home will be a purpose-built, exclusive care home with large, luxurious en-suite rooms and impressive facilities. It will offer exceptional residential, dementia and respite care.”

Malcolm Priest, managing director, Knowle-based Greswolde Construction, added: “Greswolde has an excellent reputation for community and health schemes and we are particularly pleased to be working with Cinnamon Care Collection on this important project that will be a valuable asset for the Stourbridge area.”

Up to 80 full and part-time jobs will be created for people from the local community.

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Stourbridge Labour Club was cleared by 2010 but has remained empty until recently

Vacancies will range from housekeeper and carers to heads of departments, kitchen assistants and gardeners and recruitment will start early next year.

The well-known site on the edge of the town centre had once been earmarked for a multi-million pound shopping centre.

Stourbridge Labour Club was torn down two years after the club folded in 2008. It had spent months on the market.

More than 300 members of the club were left devastated when they were given just weeks’ notice in December 2008 that it was to close.

A £1.6 million price tag was placed on the site which was also home to the former YMCA building.

Both sites were cleared but the land was left empty and overgrown.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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