Belong has celebrated a key milestone in the building of its £16 million care village in Southport with a topping out ceremony.
The operator has completed the roof and main building work on its Belong Birkdale village, set to open later this year.
Once opened, the village will provide dementia care and accommodation for over 100 people, including 24-hour support across six family sized households and 30, one and two bedroom, independent living apartments.
There will also be a range of facilities open to the public, such as a bistro, hair salon, exercise studio and function rooms, designed to promote engagement with local communities.
Belong chief executive Tracey Stakes was joined by Sefton’s cabinet member for adult social care, Councillor Paul Cummins, as they laid the final roof tile.
Speaking of his involvement with the project, Cummins commented: “Belong is a pioneering organisation in the field of care, so I’m delighted to play a role in the completion of its new Birkdale village. The range of services and facilities it will provide will bring a whole host of benefits to the people of Sefton, which I am very much looking forward to seeing.”
Commenting on the topping out ceremony, Stakes, added: “We are thrilled to mark the completion of the main building work at our first seaside village. It’s in a perfect location and we are really looking forward to bringing our award-winning services and facilities to the local area, which we are confident will quickly prove an asset to both older people and the wider community.”