Former Pub Transformed into Luxurious Care Development

west-yorkshire-pubA former West Yorkshire pub has been transformed into a luxury care home, creating 100 jobs.

Crown Care has recruited staff for the 85-bed home, called Holyrood House, on the site of the Green House Public House off Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley, Wakefield which is due to open next month (August).

It will be the company’s eighth home in Yorkshire having opened Osborne House in Selby last December.

Most of Holyrood’s bedrooms will have ensuite shower facilities, while some will have private patio areas.

The development will also have a library, café, IT suite, opulent furnishings and landscaped gardens as Crown Care look to create a home where local people will be proud to live.

An open weekend for prospective residents and their families is being held on August 9th and 10th with the home due to open by the end of August.

Wendy Conn, Crown Care’s managing director of Healthcare said: “The facilities at Holyrood House will be fantastic. It will have a feel of home-from home and has been designed to give the people who to live here or stay with us, the comfort and care they deserve.

“We are very proud to have created such a superb home and we look forward to welcoming families from the area so they can see for themselves how we have raised the bar.

“Whether it is the food, the furniture or the facilities – everything in Holyrood House will be of the highest quality while providing a safe, social, engaging, happy and homely environment for our residents and guests.”

Crown Care is rapidly expanding and is on schedule to open another home in Ponteland, near Newcastle upon Tyne next year meaning the company will have more than 850 beds in the North East and Yorkshire.

The company is also looking to spread its geographical coverage and is in negotiations to buy three sites in the Midlands.

Crown Care’s Chief Executive Officer Baldev Ladhar, said: “We are proud of the service we provide at our existing homes and that we have continued to expand , despite difficult economic conditions, creating quality developments and hundreds of jobs for local people.

“We want our Crown Care centres to be recognised as being part of the wider community and we are confident the people of Knottingley will be very impressed with the home.”