12 Oct 2016
The Mayor of St Neots, Councillor Derek Giles and the Mayoress, Councillor Sandie Giles, joined Anchor Care Services Director, Mark Greaves, and Anchor staff on Wednesday 12 October to celebrate the final roof tile being placed on Nelson Lodge care home in St Neots.
The Mayor and Mayoress enjoyed a tour of the 64-bed home, which will include a hair and beauty salon, quiet and social lounges on each floor, a tea room and landscaped gardens. Visitors then participated in a ‘topping out’ ceremony which involved placing the final tile into the roof of the building, marking the momentous milestone in the construction of the care home. The new home is part of Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people.
At the ceremony, Anchor’s Care Services Director, Mark Greaves, said: “This is a proud moment for Anchor and it’s wonderful that the Mayor and Mayoress of St Neots joined us to celebrate this milestone in the construction of what will be a fantastic care home. It’s exciting to see how Nelson Lodge is developing and to show the Mayor and Mayoress the high specification the home will have when it is finished.”
Christine Cooper, Project Director LNT Care Developments, the construction partner building Nelson Lodge, added: “LNT are delighted to be working in partnership with Anchor on this development. As well as being a great place to live, this home will benefit from renewable energy sources, such as ground source heat pumps to provide under-floor heating and solar thermal panels for hot water provision.”
Nelson Lodge on Whinfell Close in Eaton Socon is opening in Spring 2017 and will provide care for older people as well as specialist dementia care.