Why Harrogate's £15m new care home is the height of luxury
A brand new £15 million care home has opened in Harrogate with the pledge of "challenging perceptions" of what a care home offers with state-of-the-art technology and its own gin bar.
Called Harcourt Gardens, the luxury care home is the latest in Yorkshire-based Springfield Healthcare’s portfolio and will create more than 100 jobs.
Located at Harcourt Road near Mowbray Square, the town's newest care home is a subject of great pride for the boss of Springfield Healthcare.
Chief executive Graeme Lee, said ‘We are so proud of Harcourt Gardens, the team have worked hard to deliver something very special.
"We are challenging perceptions of what a care home is like, and offering a personalised, lifestyle choice for people who want to maintain their independence and way of life with a little extra support on tap.
"Our care pathway also means we can help them as their needs change, with specialist dementia and nursing care available too.’
Springfield Healthcare began in 1967 as a family run care home in Garforth, West Yorkshire.
Still family owned today, Springfield has grown substantially and is still run by the Lee family. CEO and son of the original owners, Graeme Lee, took over in 1994.
Springfield Healthcare's ethos is based on creating exceptional care in luxury surroundings with more than 500 beds across six care homes in Harrogate, York, Leeds and Ilkley.
The Harcourt Gardens site in Harrogate promises to be the jewel in the crown for the luxury care home provider and aims to offer the very best of care, in a fantastic setting at the heart of the Harrogate community.
Located just a short walk from The Stray and the town centre, the new home sets out to deliver exceptional quality care, coupled with beautiful interiors, a private chef, gin bar, private dining room, cinema and landscaped gardens.
It also makes the most of state-of-the-art technology to provide safe and personalised care.
The new luxury care home is already proving to be very popular with several beds already booked.
Nigel Allen, Harcourt Gardens Home Manager, said ‘We are so delighted with the response to our new Home.
"We will start to welcome new residents this week in time for a very special Christmas.
"Staff are testing five times a week and we have very clear ‘safe tours, admissions and visits’ policies in place to ensure that our new residents are happy, well cared for and safe."