A £36million redevelopment project of a care home has started.

Work on Hammerson House in The Bishops Avenue has begun which will see the development increase capacity to 116 residents while maintaining its quality care home setting.

Speaking from the site Melvin Lawson, chairman of developers Nightingale Hammerson, said: "We are delighted to be realising our exciting plans to redevelop Hammerson House, maintaining our long tradition of providing an exemplary standard of care for the Jewish community.

"Our vision is a modern, stimulating residential care facility where our residents will feel at home, with a warm welcome for visiting family and friends."

The ensuite bedrooms will be located within six distinct households to encourage independence.