Mansfield Care to invest £10m in project

Artist's impression

Scottish operator Mansfield Care will invest up to £10m in a 60-bed facility – its biggest project to date.

The development in Haddington, East Lothian, will also be combined with a nursery for up to 60 children aged five and below. The twin development is likely to create up to 100 jobs.

The building – set for completion in March 2023 – will be the first fully compliant care home for older people in East Lothian to meet the Care Inspectorate’s vision for the future design of care homes.

Mansfield Care operates 11 care homes across Edinburgh Borders and west of Scotland.

‘We have been diligent in our planning to provide the best possible care facilities that are in line with current and emerging guidelines around small scale living,’ said founder Andrew Hume.

‘It is our largest undertaking to date and will be our first purpose-built-from-scratch care home.’

The facility will be split into six separate 10-bedroom wings and will have a café, hairdressing salon, and a private function space for residents and their families.

A 1,400sqm sustainable drainage system wetland will be created to encourage ecological growth on site. The wetland will consist of a environmentally-friendly pond.

Care home construction company Appledorn is the main contractor and is investing in local businesses and suppliers to assist in building the development.