Randolph Hill unveils plans for new £6m Livingston nursing home

Livingston artists impression

Edinburgh-based residential care specialist Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group Limited has purchased part of the former Livingston Development Corporation site.

The company has also been granted planning permission from West Lothian Council and now intends to build a new high specification 60 bedroom residential nursing care home on the site.

Randolph Hill plans to invest around £6m in building the facility which will employ approximately 80 staff. While there is currently no fixed timetable for completing the project, it says it hopes to begin initial building works within 24 months.

Randolph Hill currently owns and operates six nursing homes across central and east Scotland, including an existing West Lothian facility in Broxburn. The company is currently carrying out an extensive re-build of its Muirfield nursing home in Gullane, East Lothian.

The company’s Managing Director, Peter McCormick, said: “We pleased to have secured the purchase of the former Development Corporation building. Now that we have been granted planning permission we intend to progress with our proposal to build a high specification nursing home on the site by 2018, once we have completed existing company development projects which are currently underway.

“Our plans to create a high quality residential development will help fill a gap in the current offering in West Lothian and will also bring new jobs into the local community. We are confident that our investment in a new build this new home will enhance the site and benefit the wider community. We look forward to bringing these plans to fruition.”