Hull's Alderson House care home reopens after huge refurbishment and it's creating 50 jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 5 Jun 2017

A new care home has opened in Hull as a result of a joint venture between an expanding care home provider and a development company that focuses on housing and health projects.

Alderson House had been closed for more than two years but has been refurbished and reopened by Burlington Lovel, a partnership between Burlington Care of Bridlington and Beverley-based Lovel Developments.

The building in Linnaeus Street was officially opened by Alan Johnson just before he stepped down as MP for Hull West and Hessle.

Burlington Lovel will follow this investment with construction of a new care home at Hessle.

Richard Hoggart, managing director of Burlington Care, said: "Our vision is to create and develop care homes, with a combination of building new facilities and remodelling existing care homes that are not working."

Alderson House will offer 32 en-suite bedrooms immediately, with work due to start later this year on adding another 18 bedrooms by next spring.

The project has created 35 new jobs, which will increase to more than 50.

It is part of a programme of expansion which has seen Burlington Care buck the trend within the sector by acquiring ten homes during the past three years and increasing its workforce to 1,200.

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Burlington Care began with one care home in Bridlington in 2007 and now operates 16 across Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

Mr Hoggart said: We grew quite significantly during the first year and then the recession came, but we got our heads down, worked really hard and consolidated what we had."We started expanding again in 2014 and ran some homes that were in receivership and needed support.

"We were brought in to rescue them and we have been acquiring homes continually since then."

Burlington Care also operates a home care company which has expanded from one employee to 90 since 2014.

Mr Hoggart said: "It is another way of easing the pressure on the sector, supporting people in their homes.

"If they need respite care or long-term care they can go to one of our homes.

"It also allows our staff greater flexibility. They can stay with the company and work in different areas of care."

Lovel Developments specialises in delivering large scale housing and health facilities.

Last year the company completed the construction of a new building for Spire Hospital in Anlaby, a development which also includes 200 houses with space allocated for a new NHS medical centre.

Philip Lovel, managing director, said the expansion into residential care was a logical progression.

He said: "People are living longer and they are going to need more care.

"There is an opportunity and a need for good quality operators.

"Burlington Care know how to run care homes successfully and we have a lot of experience on the development side.

"Alderson House had closed as a care home so we acquired it, putting in considerable investment to reconfigure and improve the facilities.

"Burlington Lovel will now work on extending this property and on building a new facility at Hessle.

"We are also looking at other development opportunities in the area."



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