THE development of a new care home in Henley will be marked by the laying of a foundation stone next month.
The Lord Remnant, representing the Venerable Order of St John, will unveil the stone at the site of the new Townlands Hospital at a special ceremony on February 11.
Set for completion in spring 2016, the new 64-bed care home will have three floors providing specialist dementia care.
It will replace the 46-bed Chilterns End care home in Greys Road, which is run by the Orders of St John Care Trust.
Each bedroom will have en-suite shower and toilet facilities, along with access to digital television, a telephone and wifi as well as a 24-hour nurse call facility.
Each resident will have access to a household living area including a lounge, sitting room, kitchen and dining room as well as a central communal area with a café, shop and hair salon.
There will also be a secure outdoor area for residents with a landscaped sensory garden, raised planters, vegetable patches and a water feature.
The home is being built by Vinci Construction in partnership with the trust.
The ceremony will also be attended by trustees and Councillor Judith Heathcoat, cabinet member for adult social care at Oxfordshire County Council.
Construction of the new hospital began last year.