Work started on building Admiral Jellicoe House, the state-of-the–art care home for naval veterans in Portsmouth, back in the dark days of January in the midst of the national lockdown. Despite this inauspicious start, progress with the building work has been impressive, and the building is starting to emerge. The 66-bed home, named Admiral Jellicoe House after the founder of RNBT, is being built on Locksway Road between the cricket ground and the park. Many passers-by will have seen work going on as they make their way to the Vaccination Centre at St James’ Hospital.
RNBT Chairman of Trustees, Captain Nick Fletcher, said: ‘We are really happy with progress, and it’s great to see the building starting to emerge. Admiral Jellicoe House will be a care home of superb quality that will further increase our support for naval veterans in Portsmouth by meeting the residential care needs of those who have served their country in peace and war. I am so pleased that the pandemic has not affected this important project, which is great news for naval veterans and for the City of Portsmouth. We are on track for opening in Spring next year.’