Giant care home plan to replace offices in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:15 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:15 06 February 2015

An artist's impression of the proposed Broadwater Road care home

An artist's impression of the proposed Broadwater Road care home

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An "obsolete" former highways office in Welwyn Garden City could be knocked to the ground and replaced with a care home for more than 80 people.

If given the go-ahead, the former Herts County Council building in Broadwater Road would be demolished.

WGC-based Marbrook Care plans to create a home with space for 83 people, including elderly residents and patients with dementia.

It says around 90 full-time jobs would be created.

The building was used by the county’s highways department until September 2012.

A document submitted to Welwyn Hatfield Council said: “The design is unatrractive and in a specification and layout which is now obsolete.”

And it continued: “We can’t see anything other than an extended void period if other uses are not found.”

For the full story, see next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, on sale from Wednesday.

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