Introducing Pebble Mill Care Home
Part of Bupa’s ‘Select’ collection, the care home in Mill Pool Way, Edgbaston, features a rooftop terrace, a landscaped garden with dining area and pizza oven, a beauty salon and a multi-purpose activities room.
Located within a health care ‘community’, which includes the highly praised Dental Hospital and the Circle Private Hospital, Pebble Mill sits at the heart of the Calthorpe Estate. The £12 million purpose-built care home is estimated to have brought around 80 jobs to the city, including nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers.
Offering 62 beds and a range of care including nursing, residential, dementia, short stay and day care, the facilities include en-suite bathrooms, many with garden and courtyard views. Bedrooms are available as single, twin and conjoined rooms accommodating individuals and spouses or family members. There are even bedroom suites with their own lounges too – perfect for entertaining guests in comfort and privacy.
Each floor in the three storey building showcases the site’s history, reflecting parts of a TV studio, and artworks within the home will also indicate the TV history. Pebble Mill was the complex owned by the BBC and was famous for being the home of Midlands Today, BBC WM and where programmes produced included The Archers, Top Gear and Gardeners’ World. The studios closed in 2004 and were demolished in 2005.
Gareth Edwards, General Manager
The man tasked with overseeing the launch of the care home, and ensuring Bupa’s promise to deliver ‘healthier, happier lives,’ is general manager, Gareth Richards, “The home features cutting edge design whilst incorporating facilities which provide the standards of care for which Bupa is renowned.”
He added, “It’s been a huge, but incredibly rewarding project. Witnessing first-hand the thought, care and effort that has gone into making it such a striking building has been tremendously exciting. We’re enjoying helping the first of our residents settle in to their new home.”
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