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Springfield Healthcare gets the go-ahead for £15m Harrogate scheme

Care home company Springfield Healthcare is set to begin work on a £15m redevelopment of a listed building in Harrogate after securing approval for the project.

The six-acre Grove House site was purchased by the chief executive of Springfield Healthcare Graeme Lee in 2017.

Following a lengthy process, North Yorkshire Council has published a decision notice approving the application, subject to conditions.

The listed building is set to be transformed into a care home with 24 spacious flats, with facilities for residents and extensive community use.

In addition, a 62-bed care home and eight houses be built on land alongside Grove House, providing supported living for over 65s.

Graham Lee, chief executive at Springfield Healthcare, said: “Our vision is to create a unique community concept which brings older and younger generations together.

“We are in very close proximity to Grove Road Community Primary School where we hope school children will visit and take part in regular intergenerational activities with the residents.

“At the core of the new care home scheme, will be exceptional care in luxury surroundings in the heart of the community.”

Grove House was built in 1745 and was the home of Victorian inventor, philanthropist, and mayor Samson Fox. It became a hospital during the WWI and then the headquarters of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

Springfield Healthcare has seven Yorkshire care homes in its portfolio, including Harcourt Gardens in Harrogate.

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