Tyneside care home operator creates 100 jobs in Wakefield

Crown Care, the care home division of Tyneside-based Ladhar Group, has opened a luxury home in Wakefield

A computer generated image of what Holyrood House will look like
A computer generated image of what Holyrood House will look like

A Tyneside care home operator is creating 100 jobs in West Yorkshire with the opening of a luxury home.

Crown Care, a division of Ladhar Group, has transformed a Wakefield pub into an 85-bed home called Holyrood House, which is due to open in August.

The development will be the firm’s eighth home in Yorkshire following the opening of a clinically-led home in Selby last December.

Now, Holyrood House, which is on the site of the Green House Public House off Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley, has created 100 jobs.

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.

An open weekend for prospective residents and their families is being held on August 9 and 10 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.”

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