Topping out at £10m care and dementia home

A topping out ceremony has taken place at a new £10 million care and dementia home at the site of the former Bingley hospital, near Bradford.

The new home has been built for the Abbeyfield Society, and now consists of 49 one and two-bedroom apartments, a dementia wing with 30 rooms for the care of residents and a community hub.

The development will cover seven floors and feature communal facilities for residents such as a restaurant and lounge, hair and beauty salon, laundry, treatment rooms and a kiosk. There will also be a kitchen and extensive landscaping including secure ‘sensory’ gardens and roof terraces for residents and visitors.

Richard Virr, director of development at the Abbeyfield Society, said: “We are delighted that this much needed project is progressing and has reached this key milestone. This prestigious and specialist state of the art development will benefit older people and people living with dementia in the Bingley and surrounding areas and we look forward to working with Bardsley Construction Limited, the design team, as well as our funders and stakeholders, to complete the build in the next few months.”

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