Work is set to commence in the next few weeks on a new £11m home from luxury elderly care provider Hadrian Healthcare Group.
The Manor House project, on Cornwall Road in Harrogate, gained planning approval this month, paving the way for building work to get underway. The 85-bed facility is scheduled to open in the autumn of 2017.
News of the multimillion pound project comes just a week after Hadrian Healthcare officially opened the doors to its new home, Oulton Manor, in Leeds.
The £6m property provides residential, dementia and respite care. It is the company’s latest addition to its ‘Manor House’ branded care homes, which offer a “very particular” standard of luxury accommodation and care for elderly clients.
Oulton Manor offers purpose-built luxurious accommodation for elderly clients who have a variety of needs. This includes ‘Chesters’ which is Hadrian’s specially designed accommodation for those clients who have specific needs arising from living with dementia.
Respite care is also available for those who simply wish to re-charge their batteries and enjoy the comfort and services of Manor House living before returning to their own homes.
Guests of honour at the celebration opening event last week were Dr David Bellamy OBE (pictured) and Mrs Rosemary Bellamy, who have opened all Hadrian Healthcare Manor House homes.
Ian Watson, owner and chairman of Hadrian Healthcare Group, said: “We always aim to create something that’s a real benefit to the local environment and to the community. At Oulton Manor this includes 80 new jobs.
“We are strong believers in working in partnership. Our design and construction teams have once again pulled out all the stops to give us something very stylish and very comfortable, which has the feeling of warmth that makes the Manor House homes stand out. It’s very important to us that our residents feel completely at home.”
“Most importantly of course, I know we have already developed a very special and highly trained care team who are really excited and enthusiastic about delivering the highest standard of care to our clients.”
Oulton Manor is designed to reflect a community within a community with residents’ bar and restaurants, a hair and beauty salon, library and shop. All accommodation is arranged in small living groups creating a homely environment. There are landscaped gardens and on site car parking.
The interior is light, bright and spacious. Furnishings are luxurious and comfortable with carefully chosen colours, textures and accessories.
In-house cooks prepare all the catering using locally sourced fresh produce, and a lifestyle co-ordinator organises relevant social activities for each resident.
Home manager, Stephanie Dyson, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming our first residents next week and we are very excited about being able to make a real difference to the lives of people who are choosing Oulton Manor to be their new home.”
“Each person’s care is based on their individual needs, and we make sure each client is involved in the decisions about their care and accommodation.”
Hadrian Healthcare Group was established in 1995 and is a family-owned business with its head office in Gateshead. The company is renowned for the provision of exceptionally high standards of accommodation and care and holds the Investors in People Silver award.
The opening of Oulton Manor follows the recent opening of the Manor House in Knaresborough in November last year, bringing the Hadrian portfolio of Manor Houses to six.