Elderly care company Hadrian Healthcare has acquired land overlooking the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Skipton and plans to build luxury elderly care accommodation with a state-of-the-art new build development.
Hadrian Healthcare is a family business established by the owner and chairman, Ian Watson, who has a reputation for introducing exciting innovations and standards in the provision of all forms of accommodation and care.
The company recently sold five of its Manor House homes in Yorkshire and County Durham, which are now operated by the Anchor Hanover Group, leaving Hadrian to operate two North East homes, the Manor Houses at Gosforth and Whickham.
The company has recently turned its attention to Skipton where it has exciting plans for the creation of a new Manor House project at Sackville Street, on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The proposed new ‘five star’ accommodation will have 85 bedrooms/suites, including the company’s specialist ‘Chesters’ accommodation which has been specially designed by the experts at Hadrian Healthcare to provide a luxurious, safe and stimulating environment for people with dementia. In addition, there will be eight beautifully appointed supported living apartments.
The new development would also bring a boost to the local economy by creating up to 100 permanent jobs.
Ian Watson firmly believes the success of the company is due to focusing on ‘individualised care’ – in other words, what each resident and their family wants and needs – without cutting corners or compromising on quality.
Ian said: “We look for sites that reflect what we offer by their location, so it’s no coincidence that this is a premier position in Skipton which will have beautifully landscaped private gardens, yet still be close to amenities and shops.
“There will also be a special roof terrace garden for our ‘Chesters’ residents where they can enjoy the stimulation of being outdoors in beautiful surroundings overlooking the calm waters of the canal.
“As well as spacious suites with private bathrooms, residents will be able to enjoy hairdressing and beauty treatments in our beauty salon.
“There will be a restaurant and bistros, including a luxury traditional style tearoom/bar where people can catch up with friends and relatives.
“There will be a retail area selling everything residents might need or want, from an old fashioned sweet shop to greetings cards.
“It almost seems to be underselling what’s on offer to mention ‘bedrooms’ when what we are actually providing is an exclusive quality of life for discerning elderly people who can no longer live by themselves, but want to maintain their lifestyle, individuality and dignity.”
The Manor House Skipton will also offer respite care for those who need a short break away from their home for whatever reason, for example convalescence after hospital treatment.