News Midas Starts Second Anchor Hampshire Contract

Midas Construction has started work on an £8.4m care home development for client Anchor in Southampton.

Mayflower Court will be a 72-bed home with a cafe, craft room and hair and beauty salon. It will also include facilities for people with dementia.

The home, work on which was officially started by a groundbreaking ceremony by the mayor of Southampton this week, will open in spring next year.

The project is the second major building scheme Anchor is working on with Midas in Hampshire, after beginning work earlier this year on Hampshire Lakes, a £37m retirement village in Yateley.

Hampshire Lakes will include over 100 independent and assisted living apartments and a 36-bed care home. Other facilities include a restaurant, deli, juice bar, library, wellness centre and spa, fully equipped gym, and craft room and treatment rooms.

Paul Strachan, divisional director for Midas Construction’s southern region, said: “We are delighted to be working with Anchor on another fantastic new project. A key element of our own business strategy is to focus on industry leading customer service and achieving sustainable growth through long term partnerships with our customers and supply chain. This is a major development project for Midas which provides another opportunity for local job creation as well as new apprenticeships, work placements and curriculum support for local colleges and schools.”

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