October 22, 2018 10.02 am This story is over 65 months old

Historic Scunthorpe club could become dementia care home

The home would specialise in dementia care

A historic Scunthorpe club could be turned into a specialist dementia care home under plans lodged to North Lincolnshire Council.

The Ashby Constitutional Club, Everest Road, poured its last pint back in January 2018 as it was closed due to mounting debts.

The club, which once held a 3,500 strong membership and dates back to 1896, was sold off for a reported £131,000.

Now, the building which held the club since the 1960s, has been earmarked for a residential home specialising in dementia care.

Applicant, Rajesh Verna, who runs Norwood House residential home in Gunness, has lodged plans to the local authority to change the use of the club and build extensions.

Proposed elevations for the new care home on the constitutional club site.

Under the proposals, the residential home would provide 14 bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

The extension works would create added space to build the additional bedrooms needed.

A television lounge, sun room, enclosed garden, salon and sensory room would also be included.

The applicant said the plan is to create an extension of the service already provided at Norwood House and to provide care that is “second to none”.

It said: “The proposal is to carry out works of extension and alteration to provide a new residential care home with specialist Dementia Care.

“It is hoped that the development will provide high quality residential accommodation and respite facilities together with day care facilities for people who have some form of Dementia.

“The development has been designed and sited so that it is in keeping with the character and appearance of the surrounding area.”

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