200 jobs created at £13m Harrogate care facility

A £13m state of the art dementia facility has opened its doors in Harrogate, creating 200 jobs.

Projex Building Solutions has delivered Vida Grange, its second project for dementia care providers, Harrogate-based Vida Healthcare, part of The Rycroft Group.

The 124-bed facility is expected to follow in the footsteps of its sister home, Vida Hall.

The new home forms phase one of the redevelopment of the former Dunlopillo factory at Pannal Business Park and comprises eight different houses delivering a range of residential care options as well as day care services and respite care to the local area and beyond.

It will also offer a dedicated service to younger people – making it one of the first homes in the region providing support to people under 65.

Managing director, James Rycroft, says: “The response to the opening of Vida Hall showed that we underestimated the huge demand for good dementia care facilities in the region.  We set out to be a centre of excellence and to change perceptions about dementia care and that aim runs through everything.  We have been delighted to work with Projex again and are very proud of our amazing team and the next phase following the launch of Vida Grange.”

The project involved creating a new roundabout at Pannal on the main route into Harrogate from Leeds and a new link road.

The contractor for the project was GMI Construction and the architect was Den Architecture.