SCUNTHORPE’S NEWEST CARE HOME NEARING COMPLETION
13th March 2012
A new purpose-built 60-bed care home for the elderly is close to being completed in Scunthorpe.
The new facility is being developed on Old Brumby Street by local company Kapil Care Homes which already runs two other homes – Ascot House and Carisbrooke Manor – in the town.
The company’s third care home is due to open in July and contractors working on the site took time out on Friday (9th March) to celebrate progress so far with a topping out ceremony.
Local talent and craftsmanship is being employed to develop the building: it was designed by by Scunthorpe architects C R Parrott Consultants Ltd and is being built by another Scunthorpe firm, G S Kelsey Ltd.
“We’ve been very lucky with the weather over the winter and we’re on schedule to complete the building by the end of June,” said Sunil Kapil, Managing Director of Kapil Care Homes.
“The architects and the builders are doing a fantastic job and we’re really pleased with progress to date. It’s going to be a beautiful place to live – a care home which has truly been designed with the best interests of the people who will be living there in mind.”
Kapil Care Homes has been asking its residents for their ideas on what to call the new home and will announce the name shortly.
Pictured at the topping out ceremony are (left to right): architect Chris Parrott of C R Parrott Consultants Ltd, Pam and Dr G P Kapil, Matthew Robinson from construction firm G S Kelsey and Sunil Kapil, Managing Director of Kapil Care Homes.
About Kapil Care Homes
Dr G P Kapil BSc MBBS and his wife Pam Kapil SRN founded Kapil Care Homes in 1983 when they opened Grafton House in Scunthorpe.
Dr Kapil is a well known and recently retired senior medical practitioner who has worked in Scunthorpe since 1967.
Pam Kapil qualified as a State Registered Nurse and has worked in the National Health Service and in the community.
Kapil Care Homes currently operates Ascot House on Oswald Road, Scunthorpe and Carisbrooke Manor on Burringham Road, Scunthorpe.
In the construction industry topping out ceremonies are traditionally held when the last beam is placed at the top of a building, or when a building’s structure is completed and made watertight.