Construction has commenced on a state-of-the-art 80 bed care home which will provide local elderly people with high quality residential, nursing and memory care.

The Burnholme Care Home is an important part of York’s accommodation programme which is working to ensure that the city’s growing population of older people have access to a wide range of modern accommodation. The programme includes a mix of independent living and extra care apartments as well as residential and nursing care homes. Due to open in Autumn 2020, the care home will be part of a larger Health and Wellbeing Hub for this part of York, much of which is already in place. The redevelopment of the Burnholme Community College site to become a Health and Wellbeing campus, will deliver care, health, library, community and sports facilities as well as new housing. The Centre@Burnholme is already open.

The development, procured by the City of York Council is being led by specialist developer Morgan Ashley, a joint venture between Ashley House plc and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited. The Morgan Ashley team includes Penoyre & Prasad, contractor Pacy & Wheatley and Employers agent Rider Levett Bucknell. Leading care home provider HC-One has been appointed to operate the care home.

Councillor Carol Runciman, Executive Member for health and adult social care at City of York Council added: “This is another milestone in our older persons’ accommodation programme. Once finished the new care home at Burnholme will offer a great new 80 bed care home. This new care home is a key part of the programme which will see over 900 new units of accommodation for older people. It is particularly important to us that the Burnholme care home will be providing nursing and residential care and that we will also have the option to secure high quality care to support our residents to live well with dementia.”