Work on £15m dementia care home Vida Court completes

Vida Court: Credit - Caddick Construction

Construction work has completed on Vida Court, a 100-bed dementia care home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The property has been built on behalf of provider Vida Healthcare, which offers specialist care for people living with dementia. The company also operates two other purpose-built settings – Vida Hall and Vida Grange.

The group offers residents a ‘home from home’ environment, as well as respite and day care for guests.

It will be home to its 100 residents in eight self-sufficient houses, with en-suite bedrooms. Communal and social facilities on offer will include a newsagent, coffee shop, cinema and sensory gardens.

Although the 18-month build experienced challenges due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions, Caddick Construction senior contracts manager Chris Allott said: ‘It has been a very rewarding project to work on knowing we are bringing these much-needed facilities to Harrogate when demand is so high.’

Vida Court welcomed staff members in September, with the first residents moving in this month.

James Rycroft, Vida Healthcare managing director, added: ‘Our residents deserve the very best and we have seen first hand the positive impact that good design can have on people’s lives. Vida Court is a national facility which will pioneer dementia care with its unrivalled facilities and surroundings, all designed to support our residents as they come to terms and adapt to living with dementia.’

Architects for the project were Den Architecture with principal design services and quantity surveying provided by Projex Building Solutions.