A number of new jobs are set to be created as part of an expansion to a care home.
Work has started on extending and updating Holmside Residential care home in Bedlington.
The facility was first opened 25 years ago by Mike Chawla and is now run in partnership with his son Neel.
The pair have called in the original architect Mario Minchello to work on the new layout.
The extension and layout will contain 40 bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor sensory area, and a new coffee shop.
The expansion will also help to create new employment in the area.
Manager Carol Woodhouse said: “Most rooms will now be en-suite and there will be a coffee shop, a sensory area, and the raised vegetable beds, which were dismantled in the summer, will now be reinstated.
“We are very excited by the prospect of new facilities.”