Next Steps for The Mill House, Skipton

The development team recently met on site at the new £15million Hadrian Healthcare project, The Mill House, in Skipton. Hadrian Healthcare chairman Ian Watson and Managing Director, Jas Gill, Paul Hammerton from Walter Thompson Contractors Ltd, architect Andrew Pattullo of ARP Design and Jen Bernard, founder and MD of Bernard Interiors took the opportunity to tour the ‘five star’ luxury care home which is expected to complete in January 2023.

Ian Watson said, “It was good to see how the site is really starting to come together. Our partners are the best in their respective fields, and it is easy to envisage the superb quality and luxury our newest home will offer.

“The Mill House is in an amazing location overlooking the canal, and is close to local amenities and shops, as well as the town centre. In addition to creating stunning landscaped garden terraces for our residents to enjoy being outdoors, we even have plans to include regular summer outings on the canal in a dedicated canal boat.”

Overlooking the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and built on the old site of a mill, The Mill House will offer 86 suites for residential care, together with the company’s specialist ‘Chesters’ accommodation, which has been specially designed by the experts at Hadrian Healthcare and Bernard Interiors to provide a luxurious, safe and stimulating environment for people with dementia.

Jen commented, “As a practice, we thrive on meeting with clients, architects and contractors on site, building on our strong working relationships. The Mill House will be our tenth Hadrian Healthcare project and it’s a real privilege to work with such a forward-thinking team who are so passionate and dedicated in their field.”

Accommodation will be arranged in small living groups to help create a ‘home-from-home’ feeling. There will also be respite care available for those who need a short break away from their home or convalescence after hospital treatment.

In addition, there will be eight beautifully appointed supported living apartments in the attached Mill Lodge, for people wishing to maintain a more independent lifestyle, whilst having the benefit of all the support and services provided within The Mill House.

Jen continues, “The proposed interiors for The Mill House are light, fresh and airy to provide a comfortable, warm and relaxed environment for its future residents. Inspiration for the design has been taken from the surrounding stone buildings in the market town of Skipton and materials such as cotton, limestone and wood which were transported down the historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal in the 19th Century. Pastel tones combined with limed oak, natural timbers and stone create a timeless and luxurious interior – reflective of the quality signature Hadrian Healthcare brand. The opportunity to create a calming and timeless environment on a historic site is very exciting and we are very much looking forward to seeing this project come to life early next year.”

“As a practice, we thrive on meeting with clients, architects and contractors on site, building on our strong working relationships.”


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