August 13, 2018 Finance

Old Garden Care Home opens with NatWest backing

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A new 40-bed residential and care facility overlooking the Royal Liverpool Golf Club has opened, supported by £1.9m in funding from NatWest.
Old Garden Care Home is a joint venture between Damon Hart and Miles Cockram who own and operate The Anchorage Care Home in Hoylake. NatWest provided a £1.9m funding package to enable the build and development of the project.
The facility took two years to complete with work including the full refurbishment of an existing Old Garden cottage, which dates back to the 1700s, as well as the construction of a three-storey purpose built-wing with 40 en-suite bedrooms to the rear.
Facilities include a restaurant and bar area, hair and beauty salon and heated swimming pool.
About 50 full- and part-time jobs have been created, including care staff, front of house roles, administrative support and hospitality and catering staff. Health experts including nutritionists and physical activity professionals will also be recruited.
Damon Hart, owner of Old Garden Care Ltd, said: “We are bringing a new kind of residential facility to Hoylake, which is styled on luxury hotel accommodation, offering residents onsite facilities which create an exciting and engaging living space, as well as providing care facilities for more dependent residents.
“We had the idea to launch Old Garden Care three years ago and NatWest has been instrumental in allowing us to take it from concept to reality. The bank has been with us every step of the way, providing invaluable support and funding.”
Gary Swift, relationship director at NatWest, added: “Old Garden Care is offering something truly unique for elderly residents in the area. We have supported Damon and Miles for several years now and believe there is great growth potential in their business model, which is providing an essential care service and creating new jobs locally.”

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