Viewings by prospective residents are taking place at a new 66-bed state-of-the-art care home set to open this spring at Felixstowe.

The project – called Harbour Manor – is part of the new Trelawny Place development off Candlet Road, the Walton by-pass.

Danforth Care says the luxury care home in Bluebell Way will provide 24-hour residential, respite, and dementia care.

East Suffolk Council granted permission for the project a year ago and work is now almost complete with the building open for viewings.

Danforth Care said: “When Harbour Manor Care Home opens in spring 2024 the dedicated team will ensure that each resident receives the highest standards of care.

“The care home will offer exceptional services, such as dementia care supported by the latest research and best practices, residential care for comfortable living, and respite care for short-term stays.

“The team will be devoted to giving the residents an enriching lifestyle in a safe and luxurious atmosphere.

“Our mission is to create a home-like atmosphere for our residents that is safe, secure and encourages independence.”

The care home features a range of communal spaces, hair and beauty salon, cinema with surround sound and popcorn maker for movies and live sport, restaurant-style dining room, library, garden rooms, sweet shop, and accessible landscaped gardens.

Residents will also be able to enjoy a packed activities calendar with a wide range of different events for all tastes, and accompanied trips out and about.

Trelawny Place is an estate of 560 homes being built by Persimmon Homes and which will eventually form part of the North Felixstowe 2,000-property garden suburb.

The estate will include a new primary school, though equestrian use of the land has been allowed to continue until the school is needed.

The housing site was previously used as meadows for horses and to house a number of small businesses, including a boat builder and a sign-making company.

The development's name commemorates Ian Trelawny, who with Gordon Parker developed the ailing Port of Felixstowe in the 1950s into a major trade powerhouse and container port.