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Plans Announced for New 70-Bed Care Home in Shropshire

Posted: 05-10-2022

Architectural illustration  of a modern two-story building with a pitched roof, surrounded by trees, with a paved pathway leading to it

Rotherwood Group has purchased a site in Battlefield, Shrewsbury with plans to construct a purpose-built luxury care home.

The sale was made through top agents, Christie & Co, from pioneering property developers, Frontier. Nestled in the heart of Battlefield, a suburb of Shrewsbury with beautiful surrounding countryside, the build will be located off Shillingston Drive. The home will provide 70 Residential and Nursing beds and will create over 60 jobs in the local area. Work on the build is due to commence in the Spring - Summer 2023.
Rotherwood Healthcare is an award-winning care home group which operates luxury care homes across Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire. The group’s mission is to create and maintain a new standard in healthcare through providing exceptional care, luxurious surroundings, enticing dining, and inspiring activities which create an environment for a rich, comfortable, and purposeful lifestyle. Its core values of ‘compassion’, ‘politeness’, ‘commitment’, ‘respect’, ‘passion’, ‘caring’, and ‘kindness’ ensures that residents feel safe, well, valued, and empowered and underpins the team members’ strong commitment to delivering a new standard in healthcare. 
John Fennell, Chief Executive Officer of Rotherwood, says:
 “We are delighted to share this news and look forward to getting started on the creation of this state-of-the-art care home. This will be our eighth home and part of our longer-term commitment to broadening our impact enriching the lives of the older generation. We have exciting plans to further enhance the lives of people living and working in the area.”   
Sara Hartill, Associate Director– Healthcare Development at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments:
“A care home development site in this location is perfectly suited to the needs of future residents and will integrate well into the town as a vital community asset. This was supported by strong interest in the site and a competitive bidding process. I’m delighted that Rotherwood, with their superb track record, affiliation to Shropshire and in-depth local knowledge, have secured the location and look forward to visiting the development in due course”.
Rotherwood already owns and operates Roden Hall Care Home, just over 5 miles from the site, and has become an established care provider and employer for the area.
The site in Battlefield will provide Residential and Nursing Care to the older generation. To find out more, please visit or contact 01509 416 984.