Third dementia care facility to be built in Harrogate


Vida Healthcare appoints Projex Building Solutions to advise on Vida Court scheme

Dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare, has appointed Projex Building Solutions to advise on a third facility in Harrogate.

Both Vida’s two existing facilities in Harrogate – Vida Grange and Vida Hall –have received ‘outstanding’ awards from the Care Quality Commission.

This latest venture, Vida Court, is a new purpose-built 67,000sq ft facility located close to the town’s famous RHS Harlow Carr Gardens and will provide both residential and specialist dementia care accommodation across 100 bedrooms.

Incorporating the latest thinking in dementia and residential care, the development will include eight individual and independent houses; internal circulation areas for residents, all with level access to external gardens; multiple communal spaces; and health and wellbeing facilities.

The new building will adopt the successful tiered design from the company’s most-recent home, Vida Grange, which opened in Pannal, Harrogate, in 2016 and will incorporate a new headquarters facility for Vida Healthcare’s board of directors and head office staff.

Work will start on site in Autumn 2019 and is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

Steve Morphet, healthcare director of Projex, which advised on all three facilities and will be providing project management, cost consultancy (QS) and health and safety advice for Vida Court, said: “Today’s care home environments are almost unrecognisable from their outdated predecessors and remain a strong part of our portfolio.

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“They bring unique construction challenges requiring close working knowledge of the sector, from national care standards through to the latest construction costs, and we believe we can bring real value and efficiency to the development and construction process.”