Chichester care home to move to army barracks site

A NURSING home provider has announced plans to be part of a new housing complex in Chichester which would create 80 jobs.

Care home provider, Colten Care, has reached an agreement with the developer of Roussillon Barracks ZeroC to build at the site.

A formal planning application for the one-acre site, on the corner of Broyle Road and Wellington Road, is expected to be submitted within the next few months.

If approved work on building the state-of-the-art luxury home, which will have around 75 bedrooms, could begin by early 2013. The site was originally earmarked for either a care home or student accommodation.

Ian Hudson, Managing Director, said: “This is a very exciting joint venture between ZeroC and Colten Care which will lead to the establishment of our first nursing home in West Sussex.

“We are very keen to share our plans with local residents and enter into a genuine consultation process. To this extent we will be holding an exhibition shortly to showcase our proposal.”

ZeroC, in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency, started work on creating the 252-home eco-development at Roussillon Barracks, the former home of the Royal Military Police, last August.

The site is due to be completed by 2017 with the first of eight phases, including 63 two, three, and four bedroom homes, expected to be finished from March.