City planners have backed care home group Gracewell Healthcare's bid to build a new 65-bedroom home and sports club pavilion in Sutton Coldfield.
Watford-based Gracewell plans to demolish Sutton Coldfield Conservative Club, in Jockey Road, and build a sports hub to accommodate Boldmere Tennis Club and the Conservative club and relocate the bowling green.
The application was backed at a meeting of Birmingham City Council's planning committee earlier today.
Gracewell Healthcare develops elderly care homes in the UK which are occupied by both private sector and publicly funded residents equally.
It is currently building a 70-bed care home on the site of the former Birmingham Central Synagogue in Edgbaston.
DWA, the architecture firm behind the project, said in a design statement: "For the last few years, the club has been looking for a development partner to put together a scheme that it can benefit from financially, to give it long-term stability.
"Rising maintenance, regulations and fuel bills, along with falling club membership, reducing income and hiring of the facilities, has started to effect the viability of the club.
"Through the delivery of a new nursing home, the club will receive sufficient funding to provide a new, smaller clubhouse, with improved facilities for tennis and bowls to remain on site."
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