Pochin’s has secured its seventh £10million-plus contract in 12 months, announcing that it will be responsible for the delivery of a new state-of-the-art care village in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The £13.5million project for care provider Belong will see Pochin’s restore the former Maxims nightclub – a Grade II-listed building – as part of a wider 73,000 sq ft care village. The new community hub will include a mix of specialist care services, apartments for independent living as well as facilities open to the general public.
Commenting on the deal, Pochin’s CEO Jim Nicholson said: “We’re extremely proud to be entrusted with this regeneration project to return the site to community use whilst retaining and celebrating the features that make it such a historic building. Whether as a tannery or a nightspot, this site has played a significant role in the local community since the 17th century.”
Work is expected to begin this summer with Pochin’s delivering a 74-bed specialist care facility and an additional 28 supported living apartments. The project, which has been supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is being delivered on behalf of healthcare property developer Prime and will contain a public-facing Heritage Gallery to display the history of the site.
The design team on the project includes Altrincham-based Pozzoni Architects and TRP Architects, London.
Jim Nicholson continued: “We’re enjoying an extremely positive 12 months on site with a broad range of contracts, and it’s rewarding to know that another of our major projects will have a positive long-term legacy.”