Taunton Deane Borough Council has this week given conditional approval for the redevelopment of Quantock House.
The proposals by Quantum Group will see Quantock House on Paul Street in Taunton demolished and replaced with a a nine storey care home.
The development will begin within three years and will include a 62 ensuite bedroom care home, 58 assisted living extra care apartments, ground floor retail space, car parking, mobility scooter parking, cycle stores, ancillary buildings with public and private landscaping.
Speaking about the demolition of Quantock House, Quantum Group said:
“Many people have been asking us how we are going to demolish Quantock House. Unfortunately due to the proximity of the site to local shops, businesses and residents, we will not be able to bring it down in one controlled explosion but instead we will demolish the building layer by layer.”