Work set to start on demolishing former Scunthorpe care home
The Lilacs, Warwick Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. (Image: David Haber)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 3 Jan 2018
Work on demolishing the former The Lilacs care home in Scunthorpe is expected to start later this month.
The council-owned site on Warwick Road is due to be redeveloped as a supported living complex for people suffering from dementia.
It was announced in 2015 that the £4.5 million complex would include around 20 homes.
Each of the properties would have a front door and the residents would pay for care and support services through their own personal budgets.
At the time it was estimated there were more than 2,200 people in North Lincolnshire living with dementia and around 600 people developed the condition every year.
The then council leader Baron Liz Redfern warned: “We have a serious time bomb ticking which we intend to address by building and adapting homes to support and improve the quality of life of our residents.”
North Lincolnshire Council are proposing the demolition of The Lilacs building. (Image: David Haber)
After more than 40 years of providing intermediate and respite care, The Lilacs closed down two years ago when the services were transferred to the Sir John Mason House at Winterton.
The demolition of the site is expected to be finished by March 30.
Objectors to the demolition have been given until next Tuesday (January 9) to make their views know.
The work will involve the felling of a number of historic silver birch trees.
In another boost for local dementia sufferers, the private health care company BUPA will open a £7.5 million care village on Doncaster Road in the Spring.