Building services firm wins contract for dementia care home

David Wilson

Pudsey-based G&H Building Services has won a multi-million pound mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) design and build contract for a new dementia care home in Harrogate.

Vida Court is a £15m scheme being built by Caddick Construction for Vida Healthcare.

It will accommodate 100 residents in eight independent living houses and include a collection of communal areas such as a newsagent, coffee shop, cinema, ballroom, sensory gardens and faith room.

G&H will provide MEP services throughout spanning some 67,000 sq ft including power, lighting, data, building management system controls, fire and disabled alarms, induction loop, nurse call and lightning protection.

Incoming gas and water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, underfloor heating, above ground drainage, sanitaryware and a sprinkler system will also be installed.

Senior contracts manager at G&H Building Services, David Wilson, said: “Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer and there is currently no cure so it is incredibly important that specialist care is provided and services are fit for purpose.

“We are designing and installing the latest building services bespoke to Vida Healthcare so it can provide the best possible care to help those living with the disease.

“We know from experience early involvement with the stakeholder when considering MEP services can have a positive impact on the lives of occupants and staff.”

Vida Court is the third specialist dementia care home Vida Healthcare has in Harrogate following Vida Hall and Vida Grange.

The scheme is expected to be completed in summer 2021.