Beverley Parklands Care home

This is a £5m new build project for Yorkare Homes to construct a three-storey premium care home. The 72-bed facility has a separate unit for nursing, residential care and two smaller dementia care units.

Hobson & Porter was the main building contractor at the 1.3-acre site in Beverley Parklands. Unlike many facilities or buildings of this scale, this was constructed using traditional brick and block methods as opposed using steel, timber or other rapid-build construction techniques. One driver for this was the emphasis on providing a traditional home environment for residents as opposed to a clinical or healthcare-led environment.

The facility has individually designed bedrooms for residents, with an average room size of 26 square metres. It also includes an in-house pub, shops and a hair and beauty salon. It’s all part of the client’s vision of residents being able to enjoy a high standard of independent living at the same time as having in-house nursing expertise 24/7.

It’s an approach which secured a first-class quality of build and fit-out, and saw Hobson & Porter working closely with Yorkare and accommodating a number of changes to the original programme, with no change to the handover date.

Yorkare won the coveted Pinders Healthcare award for its previous two care homes, in 2015 for Magdalen Care Home in Hedon and in 2017 for Lindsey Road Care Home in Cleethorpes.

Hobson & Porter Opens Door to Assisted Living Show Home

Hobson & Porter unveiled its new Assisted Living show home to Hull City councillors, mental health groups, potential customers and local media in a series of open days in November.

The team from Hobson & Porter’s Minor Works division was contracted for the fit out of the two-up, two-down home on Bexhill Avenue in East Hull, which is designed to show off a range of technology created to enable people with learning disabilities to live more independently.

The innovative features include everything from a voice activation television set to a set of self-stopping taps that stop a bath overflowing using magnetic fields. It’s the result of £1.4m of Government funding granted to Hull City Council from a £25m pot shared across the country to help improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. Hull received the biggest allocation of any local authority.

Jon Craven, Director of Minor Works at Hobson and Porter, showed visitors how the exciting new technologies work. He said: “We’ve got so many amazing technologies, we even have a bogus call button, so when someone knocks on the door, a screen comes on and shows who is at the door.

“They have a ‘lifeline’ centre which calls their family or carers who can find out what the issue is. It even keeps a video for up to three days, so if the person who lives there is away, they can see who visited them during that time.”