A new Ideal Carehomes service is being developed on the site of a former Second World War RAF site.
Handley House, which is being built by LNT Construction, has been named after the Handley Page RAF repair site in Clifton, York.
General Manager of Handley House, Michael Gledhill, said: “The fact that The Yard made a vital contribution to keeping the RAF flying during the war makes it feel like a real honour to be opening our care home on such a prestigious site.”
Handley House neighbours the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington which documents the full history of the site.
Michael added: “I am sure the fascinating history will provide a real talking point for our residents and their families, and we will certainly take our new residents over to the museum so they can see exactly what used to be on the site of their new home.”
Construction started on the residential care home last year and the building has been rapidly taking shape behind the hoarding. Once open, Handley House will provide person-centred care to residents using the latest care plan technology.
The home’s facilities will include a cinema room, café area and hair salon as well as spacious en-suite bedrooms, light and airy social spaces, and landscaped gardens. Handley House will also provide peace of mind to residents and families with its all-inclusive fee offer.
The home is scheduled to open to the public at the end of April.