DENNE, part of the Leadbitter Group, has commenced work on a £2.6m contract to undertake a second phase of work at the Miramar care home in Herne Bay, Kent. This major expansion programme further strengthens Denne's relationship with Signature Senior Lifestyle, which owns and operates the home and for whom Denne completed phase one of the development in 2009. Phase two will involve the demolition of the old Miramar wing and the development of 24 apartments together with communal areas, including a lounge, spa bathroom, refreshment area and staff room. Planned and designed by PRP architects, the architecture is designed to reflect the original Miramar building, which began life as a hotel in the 1900s. Construction methods are traditional with masonry walls, widespan floors and a trussed roof structure.