MP for Colchester, Sir Bob Russell, marked the start of R G Carter’s work to construct a dementia care home for Outlook Care by taking part in a foundation laying ceremony.
Sir Bob Russell said: ‘I am confident that all those who will live here, and those who will care for them, will appreciate a state-of-the-art development, which will be the gold standard for many years to come.’
In addition, pupils from Montgomery Junior School created mementos which were placed inside a time capsule and buried on site by The Firm. The capsule itself won’t be unearthed for another half century.
The dementia unit is part of a larger project at Foxburrow Grange, in Colchester, which R G Carter is due to complete in March 2013.