Planning Permission Granted For Two Care Homes

The Mayor of St Neots, Councillor Derek Giles and the Mayoress, Councillor Sandie Giles, joined Anchor Care Services Director, Mark Greaves, and Anchor staff to celebrate the final roof tile being placed on the new care home being built in Eaton Socon, 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 onto the roof of the building, marking the momentous milestone in the construction of the care home.

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.


Planning Permission Granted For Two Care Homes

LNT Care Developments has received planning permission to build two 64 bed care homes, one in Welwyn Garden City and the other in St Neots.

Welwyn Hatfield Planning Committee approved the planning application for a 64 bed care home in Welwyn on 18th February 2016. Once complete in September 2017, Country Court Care will own and operate the home providing residential and dementia care for those aged over 65 years.

Al-karim Kachra, Corporate Finance Director at Country Court Care said:

“We’re very excited to be opening a home in Welwyn Garden City. There is a lot of development need in the sector and we believe now is an excellent opportunity to add some high quality care beds. The data shows an undersupply of beds in the area and we want to meet that demand.”

St Neots’ planning application, also for a 64 bed residential and dementia care home, was approved by Huntingdonshire District Council on 23rd February. Anchor is set to become the owner and operator with a completion date schedule for April 2017.

Dominic Hayes, Director of Property Development and Procurement at Anchor, said: “We are delighted to be working with LNT on developing a care home in St Neots.  The new home is part of Anchor’s ambitious plans to develop lots more retirement housing and care homes in England over the coming years.  For our care homes, we want sites of one to two acres, for our extra care / assisted living, two to three acres and for our villages, we need sites of five acres and above.”

Both homes will be strong community facilities, integrating with the nearby local facilities of shops, churches and schools. They will provide outstanding accommodation with fully en-suite bedrooms, spacious communal areas, and state-of-the-art amenities and gardens. The homes are designed to best enable the delivery of quality care and provide a positive lifestyle choice for local people who may be frail, elderly or living with dementia.

Christine Cooper, Project Director at LNT Care Developments, said: “We are delighted to be building two fantastic care homes for Country Court Care and Anchor.  It is also great news for both Welwyn and St Neots, creating 50 jobs in the local area and providing a high quality resources for elderly people in the local community. The facilities will incorporate intelligent dementia design and be eco-friendly by benefitting from ground source heat pumps, solar thermal panels and LED lighting keeping utility costs low.”


Handover of Clayburn Court

Clayburn Court in Peterborough was completed on time and successfully handed over to Anchor on Friday 26th June.

This is the second home that LNT Construction have completed for Anchor in a matter of months, the first being Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury.

Jon Schofield, Head of Construction at Anchor said: “thanks to the LNT team for all your efforts on this project”. Anthony Thompson, Site Manager at Clayburn Court handing keys over to Maria Bamford, District Manager for New Developments at Anchor 


Planning permission granted at Halesowen

LNT Carehome Developments were pleased to find out on Monday 29th June, that Dudley Planning Committee unanimously approved the planning application for our site on Kent Road in Halesowen. Upon completion, the 66 bed care home will be owned and operated by Black Country Housing and predominantly provide residential care for residents with dementia. The 6 independent living bungalows will be for those aged over 55 years. LNT Construction will begin demolition in mid July with a predicted completion date for September 2016.


On site in Huntingdon

Construction has begun on our site in Huntingdon!

The 66 bed, state of the art care home will be completed to the highest standards in May 2016.

The site was originally acquired from Tesco and is situated on Edison Bell Way alongside a new residential development. This great opportunity forms part of a brownfield site regeneration scheme of the town centre. Demographics and competitor survey’s reveal the finished product will command a position at the top of the market.

The scheme is now available to purchase ahead of completion on either a ‘golden brick’ or Turn of Key basis.

If you would like more information on this proposed care home, or others in our pipeline, then please visit our new website – http://www.lntcarehomedevelopments.co.uk


Omni Capital Agrees £30m Committed Debt Facility with the LNT Construction

Omni Capital has agreed a £30m committed debt facility with LNT Care Developments Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of LNT Construction (“LNT”), a specialist developer of high quality, turn-of-key care homes. With a term of four and half years, the new facility will enable LNT to continue to expand their development pipeline into more areas of the UK.

Omni Capital is a leading specialist provider of short and medium-term funding to the property sectors. This additional facility will complement LNT’s current financial arrangements to accelerate their development growth.

Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of LNT said:

“Omni Capital is a perfect partner for us. As property experts, they understand the nature of our construction business, thus streamlining the decision making process. They have a clear appetite to provide creative structured solutions which fill the gap left by the continued absence of mainstream bank lending.

I must also thank Chris Babington, Managing Director of Hervines Capial, for his advice on the deal. This is the second time we have worked with Chris and his team and his experience, understanding and insight has been advantageous on both occasions.”

Chris Babington, Managing Director of Hervines Capital, added:

“It has been a pleasure working with both LNT and Omni on this deal. It soon became clear that LNT’s proposition was an ideal fit with Omni’s desire to lend to the residential development sector. I’m confident this partnership will continue to grow.”

LNT has long been a sector leader, developing fully en-suite care homes on behalf of care providers across the UK. With demographic pressures on care services rocketing, the demand from operators for new, purpose built homes is rapidly increasing.

Dan Smith, Head of Structured Finance at Omni Capital, commented:

“We were extremely impressed by the proposition LNT Group delivered to us which centred around quality and deliverability.

LNT is a market leader in providing new purpose build care homes and their unique experience as both a care provider and developer made them stand out from the rest of the care industry, as their homes have been designed with a true understanding of how the built environment will enable the delivery of quality care. Coupled with their ability to identify a development site based on demographic need and under provision in the locality, this secures long term demand for their fully turn-of-key homes.

We worked with the LNT team to structure a solution which met their needs and allowed them to rapidly grow their business. We are delighted our committed facility will give LNT the ability to source even more suitable sites, working with both small and large care providers to meet growing demand.”


Flying start to 2015

The LNT Care Homes Development team have already had a great start to 2015.

We have completed on a site in Huntingdon, exchanged on sites in Chester and Lincoln and imminent exchange is due on sites in Welwyn Garden City and on the Wirral.

On the back of a new development capital deal completed before Christmas, LNT are set to grow strongly during 2015.

We are on the hunt for new sites throughout the country with the following basic requirements:
  • 0.8 – 2.0 acres in size
  • Regular shape
  • Good access to transport links and local amenities
  • Garages, former schools, ex care homes, strategic housing schemes and business park’s considered
  • Population of 20,000 in 5 miles


Beechwood Lodge Handover

Beechwood Lodge reached practical completion on Friday and has now been handed over to John and Richard Odell of Finbrook.

Richard stated he was really pleased with the building and the smooth handover. John added that he was impressed with the progress LNT Group had made in the 4 years since he took his first LNT care home, Berrycroft Manor in Romiley.

John particularly complimented the wider corridors, renewable energy, underfloor heating, LED lighting, decor and general improvements in LNT’s organisation and client interface.

Pictured here with the Odells and Home Manager, Mary Crossley are LNT’s Adam Howarth, Christine Cooper and Ian Counsell.


LNT and CIC ramp up development program

Following a spate of development sales, LNT Care Home Developments has just signed contracts with CIC (Community Integrated Care) for a new 64 bed state of the art facility on the site of the former Blackburn Royal Infirmary. In a collaborative arrangement between CIC , LNT and Blackburn & Darwen Council, LNT’s development team have led the deal assembly and planning process over a two year period to bring this together. Cath Murray Howard, Deputy CEO of CIC said, “This scheme perfectly fits with our ‘Each Step’ brand and with forward thinking commission arrangements from Blackburn, will provide a great place to live for the frail, elderly and those with dementia care needs in the centre of Blackburn”


Site finding and development

At LNT Construction we are proud of our proven ability to deliver top quality care homes to the market. We have completed 50 care homes since 2009 and we believe that we are responsible for more new builds across the country than anyone else. We are also unique in that we operate as well as build and develop care homes; Ideal Care Homes currently operate 38 homes across England. Site finding and development Having recently refinanced with Legal & General for £51 million we are keen to invest further in the growing care home construction sector. From our base in Yorkshire we are looking to expand further south and work with you in finding and developing sites. We have recently worked with Taylor Wimpey on a site in Aylesbury and Persimmon Homes in Doncaster. Due to the success of these developments, we would like to create stronger relationships with residential developers. Our offering is unique as we have the full range of expertise in-house, this enables us to be truly efficient and customer focussed. Our professional team consists of land buyers, CAD technicians, structural engineers, town planners, M&E design engineers, interior and landscape designers, quantity surveyors, site managers, professional buyers and even in-house M&E installation specialists.

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