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Guests Of Honour Highly Delighted By New Care Development’s Topping Out Ceremony

Mayor of Abingdon and Leader of the Council join Bridge House to celebrate key point in development Bridge House, the state of the art new care development under construction in the heart of Abingdon, took an important step closer to completion today.

Mayor of Abingdon and Leader of the Council join Bridge House to celebrate key point in development Bridge House, the state of the art new care development under construction in the heart of Abingdon, took an important step closer to completion today.

The Mayor of Abingdon and the Leader of the Council joined the development team to toast the buildings ‘topping out’, as work on the roof was completed.

Mayor Monica Lovatt and her husband Sandy, the Leader of the Council, joined Bridge House’s Managing Director Nicola Coveney and newly appointed Home Manager Maggie Griffith to celebrate this important milestone.

When completed in March 2013, Bridge House will provide state of the art residential, nursing and dementia care, in the heart of Abingdon, for up to 71 residents. Bridge House has been designed to challenge preconceptions about care homes and, when complete, will offer a living experience akin to that of a boutique hotel, combined with the very highest standards of care.

Bridge House will be complemented by The Riverly Club, a members club for older people, providing a range of facilities including a Spa, Wellbeing room, Cinema, Café, Bar and Library. Residents of Bridge House can access The Riverly Club facilities and membership will also be available to older people in Abingdon seeking a special place to relax and enjoy a range of events and occasions throughout the year.

In addition to delivering excellent care and social facilities, Bridge House and The Riverly Club will provide around 80 full and part-time jobs for local people, and will make a significant contribution to the town’s economy.

Mayor of Abingdon, Monica Lovatt said; “It’s wonderful to see Bridge House taking shape. Investment like this shows just what a vibrant future Abingdon has to look forward to. I can’t wait to visit The Riverly Club when it opens and see what it has to offer too!”

Maggie Griffith, Manager of Bridge House; “Seeing the building nearing completion is incredibly exciting. I’m really looking forward to taking up my role here and seeing Bridge House make its mark in the community.”