A care provider has revealed plans for an £8 million dementia-friendly nursing home in north Birmingham which will create 80 new jobs.
MACC Care has lodged an application with Birmingham City Council to develop an 80-bed care home on the site of the Hare and Hounds public house in Marsh Hill, Erdington.
The provider, which already runs five care facilities for the elderly across the city, said the facility would be the only purpose-built residential home for the elderly and vulnerable within a two-mile radius.
The centre will offer rehabilitation care aimed at allowing recuperating elderly patients to get better more quickly so they can return home.
Director Naz Nathani said: "We are a small, local company that specialises in providing superior, evidence-based care and dementia-friendly accommodation that caters for the elderly and vulnerable and our research has identified the need for a purpose-built facility in Erdington.
"We want to work closely with the council, councillors and the local community to assure them about our proposals and to listen to them about their needs."
The new centre will also have a gym specifically designed for the elderly, a library and quiet area with a café, hair salon, cinema and chapel-prayer area.
All of these will also be open to local residents over the age of 65.
Mr Nathani added: "We are acutely aware that local residents want to have replacement facilities open to them, following the closure of the public house, and we have proposed a number of options that we would be happy to discuss with community leaders.
"These will enrich the lives of the local elderly people and enable them to socialise, meet or make friends in safe, modern surroundings, and somewhere that will have a significant positive impact on their well-being."
MACC Living, the organisation's development arm, is also creating six apprenticeship positions during the construction period.
The group also runs Abbey Rose and Priestley Rose care facilities in Erdington.