Houghton Regis’ Newest Care Home Development Welcomes Mayor at Topping Out Ceremony

  • Houghton Regis’ latest luxury care home development, Thorn Springs, welcomed Councillor Yvonne Farrell in a ceremonial ‘topping out’, as the newly built home progresses towards it’s opening in October this year.

Thorn Springs, located on Collie Place in Houghton Regis, has benefitted from a £12m investment and will be provider Ideal Carehomes 31st home. It will provide 24-hour residential and dementia care for its residents, as well as bring 65 jobs to the area, once fully staffed.

Councillor Farrell, Mayor of Houghton Regis, was greeted at the ceremony by Ideal Carehomes’ Commissioning Director, Maria Taylor. They were joined by Estates Manager, Ben Parker, and Site Manager, Zeb Massey.

The Mayor was given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, which will include 66 spacious bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, a cinema room, a hair salon, a tea room and a luxurious Sky Bar. She said, “Thorn Springs in Bidwell West is bright and well laid out, with quality fixtures and fittings, and even has an indoor garden room opening onto the outside garden spaces, which are especially good for sensory and active wellbeing. This is a wonderful ‘forever home’ that will be staffed by local, friendly professionals. I was extremely impressed by what I saw.”

A tree was then planted in the grounds of the home as an ode to the ancient practice of ‘topping out’ a new building, in order to appease the tree-dwelling spirits which may have been displaced in its construction. 

Mayor of Houghton Regis, Cllr Yvonne Farrell

Maria Taylor said, “I’d like to thank Councillor Yvonne Farrell for joining us to perform our ‘topping out’ ceremony – it was an absolute pleasure to meet her. Our new home is coming together nicely, and I’m sure our future residents will love what the facility has to offer. I’m especially looking forward to meeting the local community in the coming months, as we prepare to officially open Thorn Springs’ doors in October.” 

Thorn Springs is currently recruiting for their care team, ready for the home opening in October – current opportunities can be found at www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/careers.

Live there
To register an interest in living  at Thorn Springs, please visit http://idealcarehomes.co.uk or call 0113 465 4082.

Ideal Carehomes provides great places to live which make a real difference to the lives of their residents.

Ideal Carehomes operates luxury care homes across the North and Midlands offering 24 hour residential and dementia care.

Residents enjoy all the facilities and activities in the home plus opticians, hairdressing, chiropody, newspapers and other benefits on an inclusive basis.

Ideal Carehomes employs a caring, compassionate and highly trained staff team who promote independence and personal choice for residents.

Each home is purpose-built using state-of-the-art care design and staff have access to the latest care technology.

All Ideal Carehomes’ residents benefit from a variety of inspirational day spaces and landscaped gardens, plus a wide-ranging programme of activities.