Grand Opening of Egerton Manor

The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Mohammed Ayub, along with the Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Linda Thomas, have officially opened a new £13m care facility in Bolton.

Located on Blackburn Road, on the site of the former Egerton House Hotel, Egerton Manor is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art 64-bed care centre, the latest care facility to be opened by Altrincham-based New Care.  It will provide outstanding residential, 24-hour nursing, dementia and respite care for those in Bolton and the surrounding areas.

The Mayor and Cllr Thomas were invited to open the new facility, joining the New Care team to cut a red ribbon and declare Egerton Manor officially open.

Impressed with the design and build of the new care centre, they enjoyed a guided tour of the new facility, meeting the first residents and seeing first hand the exceptional levels of care that the leading operator would be delivering in the local area.

Working closely with the local authority, Egerton Manor has been expertly designed to combine style and function to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable home-from-home environment for residents.

Each of the 64 fully furnished bedrooms features an en suite private wet room, and the home boasts a selection of communal lounges, reading rooms and dining rooms, spa-assisted bathrooms, a nail bar, hair salon and access to landscaped gardens and outdoor terraces.  It really is a stunning living environment for its residents who will enjoy person-centred individual care, freshly prepared nutritious meals and a daily programme of wellbeing activites.

Retaining a nod to its previous life as the popular Egerton House Hotel, New Care has worked hard to incorporate many of the historical features of the well known local landmark into the new build including the entrance and bay windows that now form part of reception and the leafy grounds and woodland that form part of the external landscaping.

Commenting on the opening, Cllr Thomas said: “The Mayor and I are delighted to officially open Egerton Manor and meet the New Care team. This will become an incredible asset for the people of Bolton, the facilities are superb and there’s simply nothing like this currently in our borough.  It’s great to see how the development team has retained the recognisable frontage of the Egerton House Hotel which is now protected for many years to come.  We wish the team the best of luck with the home in the future.”

Commissioning director at New Care, Dawn Collett, added: “It has been our pleasure to welcome the Mayor and Cllr Thomas to Egerton Manor.  We were delighted that they were able to perform the official opening for us and spend some time chatting with our staff team and first residents. It was a great morning.”

Now officially open and welcoming its first residents, Egerton Manor is recruiting locally with approximately 100 jobs expected to be created over the next 12 months in multiple roles including nurses, carers, hospitality, housekeeping, wellbeing and activities, maintenance and catering.

McGoff Construction Services expands

McGoff Construction Services led by Group MD Dean Johnston, comprises multi-award winning principal contractor McGoff Construction, offsite pioneer Panacea Building Systems and total FM, Fitout & passive fire specialists McGoff Group Facilities Services. To further complement this like-minded Group of self-delivery entities, McGoff have set up a new M&E company known as EdenCroft Building Services and a dedicated Housing Division; McGoff Housing.

Following the launch of EdenCroft, Peter Croft joins the Group as Managing Director of the new M&E business.  With more than 35 years’ experience, Peter plans to develop a dynamic team responsible for full M&E delivery of McGoff Group schemes together with other third-party opportunities.  These projects will seamlessly align with the bespoke and often complex requirements of the McGoff Group operational businesses.

Peter says: “The self-delivery approach is really refreshing within the sector and offers far more control from within. I’m really excited to bring my skill set to the business to help continue the successful growth of the Group.”

The new housing division residing within McGoff Construction, known as McGoff Housing, will be led by Lee Sale who is appointed as Director of Housing for the UK. This new division will develop a social housing offering through partnerships, frameworks and relationships with social housing providers who deliver services to Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). 

Lee, who brings with him a wealth expertise, having worked for Bellway, Wates Group and Lovell Partnership over the course of the last 20 years, will initially be working on current and future McGoff Group schemes in Herne Bay, Bovington, Congleton and Glossop.

Lee says: “There are over a million households currently on social housing waiting lists in England. Unfortunately, the current chronic shortage of social homes means there are not enough homes for the people who most urgently need it. I am delighted to be part of this new division and support The McGoff Group in the creation of affordable, high quality housing.

“The societal benefits will be a fundamental mantra in our collective ambition to providing decent, secure and stable homes for millions of families who might otherwise struggle to find or afford suitable accommodation, whilst supporting the reduction of homelessness.”

Dean Johnston Group MD for McGoff Construction Services comments: “My key focus is to build on the extensive track record the business has successfully garnered over the last 50 years.  We offer a unique, vertically integrated approach, and I want to continue to bring more expertise ‘in house’ ensuring sustained future growth. I am delighted to welcome Peter and Lee on board and look forward to seeing these new divisions to our business flourish.”

Back to the future for MCL

Principal contractor McGoff Construction Limited is celebrating its 50th year in business with the launch of a short book called ‘The Future is McGoff’.

Established in 1973 by Jim and Ethna McGoff, the company has evolved from trusted regional contractor to market leading national build partner delivering innovative new build and turnkey development solutions across the care, residential and commercial sectors.

Formerly McGoff & Byrne, McGoff Construction now sits at the heart of the privately-owned McGoff Group; a dynamic collective of likeminded construction and integrated support services businesses employing more than 1500 people across its head office and multiple operational locations with an annual turnover of £150 million.

Driven by family values, the McGoff Group is managed by Jim and Ethna’s four sons, James, Declan, Dave and Chris, along with an experienced team of divisional business directors and managers who share the Group vision for continued growth.

Specifically McGoff Construction, along with Panacea and McGoff Group Facilities Services, have consolidated and are now known as McGoff Construction Services and are expertly led by Dean Johnston as managing director.

Chairman of McGoff Construction Services Declan McGoff commented: “Thanks to the hard work and support of our employee team, McGoff Construction has come so far and is almost unrecognisable from the company first established by Mum and Dad in 1973.  However, our vision is to continue to expand, delivering a wholly sustainable approach to the built environment while fully embracing our values of excellence, passion, innovation and collaboration.

“In an ever changing and challenging environment, the McGoff name signifies quality, agility and an unbreakable force for future generations to come.  The importance of family values and a strong work ethic that we hope is reflected in the narrative of our book.”

Designed and conceived by marketing director Sarah Sanderson, the full colour illustrated book called The Future is McGoff will be gifted to all employees and all operational Group settings including care homes, nurseries and apartment settings with special readings at schools and children’s settings across Greater Manchester.

Marketing director Sarah Sanderson added: “I have worked for the McGoff Group for just over 11 years and witnessed the amazing evolution into the fantastic business that it is today.  Anyone who knows the McGoff brothers will have experienced their hard work and determination, leading the business with passion and pride. We wanted to do something a little different to mark the 50 year milestone and it seemed fitting to go ‘back to the future’ with the story book that illustrates the business transformation and will easily accessible by young and old alike.”

Grosvenor Manor celebrates 5th Birthday in style!

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Sheila Little, and children from Kids Planet on Hare Lane in Chester joined the team at a top-rated local care home to celebrate its fifth birthday.

81-bed Grosvenor Manor, on Hatchmere Drive close to the centre of Chester, is one of the area’s most highly regarded care homes. The purpose-built care centre welcomed its first residents in 2018 and has since gone from strength-to-strength cementing its position as a valuable part of the local community.

Residents Joan Hall, age 100 from Liverpool, and Jean Jones, age 89 from Chester moved into Grosvenor Manor when it first opened and are still very happy at home there today.

They are joined by more than 15 employees including nurses, carers, wellbeing, catering, housekeeping and hospitality who all joined within a few months of opening and are still with the company today.

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Sheila Little, was delighted to lend her support to the care centre’s birthday celebrations joining residents, the Grosvenor Manor care team and pre-school children from Kids Planet for a wonderful ‘Jurassic disco’ party in the home’s beautiful garden.

Singer Leeann James provided exceptional vocal entertainment and there was fun for all ages with appearances from the Grosvenor dinosaurs, a bouncy castle from White Cloud Events and dinosaur costumes and props made by the home’s residents and supplied by The Prop Hire team.

Residents, friends and guests gathered to enjoy a Jurassic barbecue and sing happy birthday before cutting a delicious cake made by the home’s head chef Julian Davison that featured a bespoke cake topper made and donated by the daughter of Grosvenor Manor receptionist Annette Doherty, Jessica Sullivan from Peggy Doll Designs.

Councillor Sheila Little said: “I am delighted to be invited today to share this special day with some of the oldest and youngest in our local community. I wish you all a happy 5th birthday and keep up the good work.”

Home manager Anne Hughes added: “One of the things that attracted me to the role of manager here at Grosvenor Manor was the sense of belonging, not only between the residents and care team, but also with our wider local community.  It’s super to have the Lord Mayor and the children from Kids Planet here with us to celebrate and help make today such a memorable occasion for us all.”

New Care’s Grosvenor Manor is a superb care facility close to Chester city centre, offering outstanding residential, dementia and 24 hr nursing care services in a safe and comfortable environment.  For further information, please call Anne on 01244 305330.

Go ahead for fully affordable Warwick Road South residential scheme

Consent has been granted for joint applicants Victor (Old Trafford) Ltd and Southway Housing Trust to develop brownfield land to the east of Warwick Road South in Old Trafford. Victor (Old Trafford) is a joint venture between MC Construction and the McGoff Group.

The one five-storey and two four-storey buildings will provide 80 affordable homes, in a highly sustainable location, alongside Old Trafford Metrolink station. The land is to be transferred to Southway Housing Trust who will wholly own and manage the 100% affordable, mixed-tenure scheme.

Each of the 38 one-bedroom and 42 two-bedroom apartments has either a private garden or balcony and residents will also benefit from communal amenity spaces including a timber pergola, integrated seating, lawns and pocket spaces. Provision has been made for cycle storage for all 80 apartments with a limited amount of parking, including four accessible spaces, situated behind the development out of sight from Warwick Road South.

An original application for 126 units was withdrawn and reduced to 80 following further consultation with local stakeholders and extensive liaison with both partner Southway Housing Trust and Trafford Council.

Along with the reduction of the footprint of the scheme, the latest designs position the buildings at a significant distance from the boundary with Seymour Grove Allotments to ensure there is no adverse impact of overshadowing. Spaces between the blocks have been increased and additional trees and soft landscaping are to be provided within them and at the front and rear to enhance well-being for residents and provide biodiversity.

The scheme was designed by architects Corstorphine & Wright with Paul Butler Associates as planning consultants.

Altrincham-based McGoff Construction will act as main contractors with works due to commence in October 2023.

Director at MC Construction, Mike Purcell, said:

“We are delighted to have been granted consent to develop these affordable homes in an area of Old Trafford that has long been in need of regeneration. Adjacent to a transport hub which provides a gateway to both globally renowned sports grounds and access to higher education institution UA92, it meets both community and strategic needs. We are confident that our partners at McGoff Group will deliver an exemplar affordable housing development for Southway Housing Trust.”

Main Board Director at the McGoff Group, Chris McGoff, added:

“We’re delighted to have achieved consent for this project which will deliver much needed affordable homes in a rapidly developing and sustainable part of Trafford.”

McGoff Group completes in Lymm

Build complete and now fully operational, the McGoff Group is celebrating the completion of its innovative intergenerational development in Lymm, Cheshire.

The first of its kind in the North West, the £15million development features a state-of-the-art 66-bed care centre, a natural children’s day nursery and 45 individually designed retirement apartments resulting in a thriving new hyperlocal community on the corner of Whitbarrow Road and Statham Avenue close to the centre of Lymm village.

Highlighting the new sense of community, residents from Minerva Place retirement apartments and Statham Manor Care Centre joined children from Back to the Garden Childcare, senior representatives from the McGoff Group and members of the McGoff family to celebrate the completion of the two-year project and plant a beautiful red robin tree for all to enjoy for years to come.

Designed by the McGoff Group and delivered by principal contractor McGoff Construction in partnership with related Group companies including Panacea Building Systems and McGoff Group Facilities Services, the Lymm development has been an incredible success story.

Bringing together the best in care for the youngest and oldest members of the community, it is a new concept in multi-generational living that enables young and old to spend time in each other’s company and enjoy proven heath, social and wellbeing benefits; something that is already working well in Lymm where the new community has come together to share stories for World Book Day, plant a communal flower and vegetable garden and celebrate the recent coronation of King Charles III.

Chairman at McGoff Group Projects, Dave McGoff, commented: “It’s fantastic to be able to stand here with the new residents of this development and celebrate its completion.  Lymm has been a special project for us.  Not only was it the realisation of a concept that we believe so passionately in, but also because it has brought together so many parts of our business model. It is incredibly exciting to see it finally come to life and we hope it can set a blueprint for similar schemes in the future.”

All aspects of the development are being operated by McGoff Group companies. Offering exceptional residential, 24-hour nursing, respite and dementia care services, Statham Manor is being operated by the Group’s award-winning care home provider New Care while the nursery is being operated by Back to the Garden Childcare, the Group’s natural child-led nursery concept focussing on active learning and outdoor play in a garden setting.  The Group’s residential brand Villafont is running the apartments under its sub-brand Villafont Concierge, which offers an enhanced lifestyle package for those looking for a luxury property with the option to ask for elements of domestic support as and when to enable continued independent living.

For further information on the Lymm development, please visit www.newcarehomes.com, www.villafont.com and www.backtothegardenchildcare.com or watch the completion video drone here https://vimeo.com/816947881?share=copy.

Image shows from left to right Minerva Place residents Pat and John Hirst, McGoff Construction construction director Gary Wilson (back), McGoff Group marketing director Sarah Sanderson (kneeling front), group managing director McGoff Construction Services Dean Johnston (with spade), chairman of McGoff Group Projects Dave McGoff (holding Rowan Limb from Back to the Garden), chairman McGoff Construction Services Declan McGoff, manager at Back to the Garden Childcare in Lymm Alison O’Connor Limb (holding Rory Limb), chairman of New Care Dominic Kay, resident at Statham Manor Joyce Hamilton (front, blue cardigan), registered manager at Statham Manor Farai Hanyane (orange shirt), chief operating officer at New Care Cath Fairhurst (pink jacket).  Two children from Back to the Garden hold the tree, Margot (left) and Teddy (right).