£2.5m Residential Care Home in Whitchurch, Cardiff Gets Go-Ahead
A vacant plot of land in the Whitchurch area of Cardiff that once housed a council resource centre will be turned into a residential care home for people with dementia.
Private health care provider Bupa Care Home Ltd has been granted planning permission from Cardiff Council to build a 78-bed residential and nursing home on the site of the former Heol Don Resource Centre for the Elderly in Whitchurch.
The three-storey building, T-shaped building designed by Scurr Architects Ltd will also include staff facilities such as a kitchen and laundry, and residents’ gardens outside including a dementia activity garden. The site on Heol Don is currently vacant after the council resource centre was demolished in 2010.
Although the plot is next to the Church Road Conservation Area – and the access lane to the residential home would pass through it – officers told the council planning committee that the development is appropriate for the site, and will have no adverse impact on the character of the conservation area.