WORK to build a new care home in Doonfoot will begin next month after a contract has been agreed to build a modern complex.

The contract was signed after developers Mactaggart & Mickel joined with leading care home provider Meallmore Ltd to build a two-storey 52-bedroom care home with landscaped grounds.

The construction will begin in late January 2019.

It will be traditionally built with a modern design and a number of quality design features including an attractive roofline.

The development programme spans 16 months and is likely to create local jobs throughout the construction period. Once complete it will offer high quality, personalised care for the elderly.

Jamie McLean, Head of Contracts and Timber Systems, said: “We are proud to be working on this landmark development. We will bring our award-winning Mactaggart & Mickel construction expertise to bear, having ensured that the design of the care home blends seamlessly with nearby housing and other amenities.”

Construction of the care home is due to be completed in spring 2020.