5th August 2020

Proposals for nine-storey care home in centre of Taunton go on display

A public exhibition to see the final proposed designs for the redevelopment of Quantock House in Taunton is taking place this week.

QUANTOCKThe proposals would see the disused 1960s six-floor office block on the corner of Paul Street and Mary Street and demolished and replaced with a nine storey 62 bed en-suite care home, 58 extra care apartments, retail space, open to both residents and the local community, such as a gymnasium, hairdressers and beauty salon.

Proposals also include secure on-site parking and beautifully designed landscaping including green frontage, with public gardens and walkways.

Over 200 people attended Quantum’s Public Exhibition in July to view the proposals.

Kate Greatrix, head of community engagement at Quantum said:

“We are totally committed to regenerating this unused site into a wonderful place that will revitalise the surrounding area, and create a new place to live for people aged 55 and over. Our continuous care retirement community will bring many benefits to Taunton, including new job and training opportunities, and will help to boost local business, retail and tourism.”

A planning application was submitted to Taunton Deane Borough Council in September.

Members of the local community are invited to view the public feedback generated from the first event in July and see the final proposed designs.

The final exhibition will take place next at the Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Memorial Hall on Paul Street in Taunton today (Thursday 3 November) from 11:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday (5 November) from 10:00 to 14:00.