A new state-of-the-art 66-bed care home has been officially opened in Felixstowe.

The new Harbour Manor home, in Bluebell Way, is part of the new Trelawny Place development off Candlet Road in the town and was officially opened by mayor Seamus Bennett.

Guests at the opening were able to take a tour of the home and enjoy food prepared by the home's in-house head chef, as well as glasses of prosecco.

East Anglian Daily Times: The new Harbour Manor care home is part of Trelawny Place in FelixstoweThe new Harbour Manor care home is part of Trelawny Place in Felixstowe (Image: Google Maps)

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The new facility, part of the Danforth Care Home Group, is also helping to create 60 jobs.

The 66 rooms are all available for one inclusive fee with 24-hour care and a personalised activity programme, as well as restaurant quality food cooked by the onsite chef team every day.

East Anglian Daily Times: Felixstowe mayor Seamus Bennett opened the care homeFelixstowe mayor Seamus Bennett opened the care home (Image: Charlotte Bond)

The site also contains an on-site cinema, salon, café and library.

Each of the private rooms has an en-suite wet room, as well as flat screen television, a mini fridge and underfloor heating.

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The home is mainly residential, but respite care is also available. The care provided is 24-hour residential care and dementia care.

Home manager Magda Kurdziel said: “It’s a pleasure to be opening Harbour Manor care home officially to the public.

"The whole team are so excited to get started building a wonderful community here in Felixstowe and providing a beautiful and safe place for vulnerable adults to live.”

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.