£12.5m veteran village redevelopment to get independent living block

Overhead view of Broughton House care village. Image: Broughton House

Plans have been approved for a £12.5m redevelopment of a home for ex-servicemen and women in Salford which will now include a separate 34-unit independent living block and a dementia wing, both fitted out with a range of innovative features and equipment.

Broughton House already cares for up to 50 ex-servicemen and women and is set to undergo renovations early next year.

Part of the redevelopment will see a new accessible gym installed for veterans. The plans were submitted by Levitt Bernstein, the scheme’s architect.

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The site has been funded partly through a £3m grant from Government-initiative LIBOR funding, which is a redistribution of banking fine proceeds.

The first stage of the redevelopment will be the independent living block, followed by a demolition of part of the building to make room for a 64-bedroom care home.

Ty Platten, chief executive of Broughton House, told Place NW: “The need to expand our level of care is vital to meet the growing and changing needs of veterans, both now and in the future.

Dooley Associates is managing the scheme’s delivery, with Curtins Consulting as the structural engineer and Building Services Design as service engineer.

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