Plans launched to transform former Livingston nightclub into care home

PLANS have been launched to transform a former nightclub in Livingston into a new care home.

Morrison Community Care is behind the proposals, which would see Club Care on Howden South Road be redeveloped into a private residential, nursing, and dementia care service for up to 66 residents. The nightclub which previously occupied the site closed in 2017.

The firm has a sustained development programme in Scotland working in partnership with CCG and architects Holmes Miller. Together, over 100 beds were created in 2021 and a further 68 are under construction in Fife with each care home ‘imaginatively designed, richly furnished, and complete with a wide range of integrated amenities’.

Morrison Community Care said the latest proposed development, Almondside Luxury Suites, continues this trend with future residents set to benefit from private dining facilities supported by professionally-trained chefs, a cinema, hairdressing salon, private en-suite bedrooms, and outdoor recreational space.

Expert nursing staff would also be available 24/7 and employed as part of a locally-based recruitment drive, which the company said could see up to 150 jobs created across a wide variety of roles and disciplines.

Morrison Community care MD, Paul Sokhi, said, “Morrison Community Care are delighted to have the opportunity to bring our sector-leading expertise to Livingston with Almondside Luxury Suites. Like many communities across Scotland, there is a shortfall of specialist accommodation that caters to the needs of the elderly but as a result of our collaboration with CCG and Holmes Miller, we are catering to this demand by delivering a sustained programme of developments as well as creating a standard of living (and service) that is meticulously designed to meet the needs of every resident.

“We hope that by addressing local demand for specialist care accommodation and through the creation of up to 150 jobs, the proposals are accepted by West Lothian Council which will allow us to proceed to a formal construction start in 2023.”

David Wylie, CCG MD, added, “Morrison Community Care and CCG have a proven track record of delivery across the breadth of the country. We utilise our combined expertise to deliver a standard of accommodation that is sector-leading in Scotland; integrating innovative solutions and technologies with advanced building methods to ensure quality and comfort at every level.

“CCG are proudly delivering 58 affordable homes in Livingston on behalf of the council and we now hope to support the community further with this great development.”