This is what stunning new care homes could look like if plans to demolish an old nightclub in Stourbridge are approved.
Cinnamon Care has submitted a proposal to build the 34 “Extra Care” apartments in place of the Arena nightclub on Hagley Road, as part of a broader £ 20 million retirement village proposal for the area.
Last month, the company announced that it had purchased the property for an undisclosed fee to build the apartments for those 55+ who need special care.
Cinnamon Care’s new Parkfield Grange Home is currently under construction on the site adjacent to the nightclub and is due to open in May.
The bosses said the apartments would create a social connection with development.
If Dudley Council planners approve the latest plan, the nightclub will be demolished and a total of 34 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a restaurant will be built on the site.
At both locations, shared facilities include a cinema, a hair and beauty salon, community gardens, a restaurant and a café bar.
Dozens of new jobs will also be created in the retirement village.
In the motion, Cinnamon Care’s planning agent Harris Irwin said, “The proposal is to demolish the former arena nightclub adjacent to a newly built Cinnamon Care nursing home and build 34 Extra Care apartments that provide independent living accommodation Individuals aged 55 and over require additional professional support.
“The proposals include central community facilities and a large open garden to serve as a social connection to the nursing home and encourage social interactivity to promote a sense of community wellbeing.
“The apartments are managed by Cinnamon and offer residents individual care packages.
“The home is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and offers residents a high quality of life.
“Cinnamon is a care provider that specializes in tailor-made accommodation for elderly people with different care needs.
“The aim of this proposal is to provide special apartments in the immediate vicinity of a Cinnamon Care home that offer residents a sense of continuity, comfort and independence while being close to a caring community and a specialized care team.
“Providing a wider range of care needs in a single location eases and reduces transitions, prevents isolation and loneliness, and contributes to an overall sense of community and wellbeing.”
They added that they worked with Dudley Council planning officials to seek advice on the program and changed plans to address concerns, including the lack of parking and landscaping on the street.
They also said the location, about half a mile from Stourbridge town center, was close to good access to public transport.