A seven-figure loan has been used to open a new care home for the elderly and dementia sufferers in Urmston.

Bowfell House was opened by Trafford mayor Coun Rob Chilton and Kate Green, Labour parliamentary candidate for Stretford and Urmston, last week and it cost £5 million to buy and develop the new building.

The Knoll Care Partnership, one of the private care home companies that Trafford Council pays for some of its residential care placements, borrowed £3.4 million from Unity Trust Bank to make the opening possible.

The Knoll Care Partnership bought the site of the former Flixton Library in March 2015 and the site now provides 40 en-suite bedrooms, landscaped gardens and care facilities.

Rob Chilton, mayor of Trafford, said: “I was delighted to be asked to open Bowfell House. This is a very high quality development at a key site in Flixton. I have no doubt that Bowfell House will be an asset to the local community for many years to come.”

Knoll Partnership hopes the home, which sits at the junction of Bowfell Road, Flixton Road and Brook Road, will give residents and their families “invaluable care and support within a safe, secure and modern environment, carefully designed by experts to ensure each resident can benefit from a tailored level of support.”

The site also includes a hairdressing salon, library and areas to relax and socialise in.

The care home will employ 40 staff, creating an additional 12 full time jobs in the Urmston community.

The Knoll Care Partnership said it has been working closely with Unity Trust Bank since 2017.

Ian Heesom, Unity Bank’s relationship manager, said: “At Unity Trust Bank, we want to make sure businesses making a positive social impact have access to funds for projects that will improve the quality of life within their local communities.

“Bowfell House is an exciting development by an experienced service provider with a 30-year reputation of offering high quality care and is meeting the continuing need for high-quality care homes in Manchester. It has been a pleasure working with The Knoll Care Partnership to help the exciting project come to life.”

Matt Callaghan, director of the Knoll Care Partnership, said: “Bowfell House is our biggest home to date and represents an incredibly exciting period of growth for us. All 40 bedrooms are set to be occupied within the next 12 months, showing a clear demand for this personalised service that has residents’ wellbeing at its core.

“The support provided by Unity Trust Bank over the last two years has been invaluable for our development and will ensure that senior members of our community with advanced care needs, are able to enjoy a high standard of living in a beautiful environment, with the help of an experienced and dedicated team.”