North East & Yorkshire

New rehabilitation centre will help vulnerable adults

Vulnerable adults will soon benefit from a new rehabilitation centre sited near the junction of York Road and Old Bank Road in Dewsbury.

Constructed for Montepelier Estates by main contractor G.S Kelsey Ltd, the 32-bed care home will provide specialist treatment and intensive rehabilitation for adults with mental health issues. Along with accommodation, the development includes a gymnasium, training rooms, IT rooms and kitchenettes, along with a laundry and a recreational area.

Independent health provider The Priory Group has invested approximately £5 million in the site.

A spokesperson for the Priory Group commented:

“This facility will offer care and rehabilitation treatment for patients with a mental illness who are on a care pathway towards independent living. We have met with people living close to the development in order to allay any concerns that they had.”

The project began in August 2011 and was handed over in June 2012. The development is split into two single-storey accommodation blocks and a U-shaped administration block, and features a traditional palette of materials including a tiled roof and light buff brick and render.

Landscaping has included the returfing of the land and the planting of flowering bushes to create attractive garden spaces.

James McGarry, Montepelier Estates, said:

“Providing good mental health for all requires a modern, caring and secure environment. This care facility will be a benefit to health services in the region who want to deliver treatment and therapies in an effective way.

“We have developed many such hospitals throughout the country and we are confident that local people will adopt a compassionate and understanding stance towards the vulnerable people who will be treated. What is required is careful and thorough explanation and we wish to accommodate and reintegrate patients safely back into the community.”

Peter Hattam, G.S Kelsey Ltd, added:

“This has been a relatively straight forward project, and it has been enjoyable working with a developer that has their own way of doing things.”


G.S Kelsey Ltd

With a history that dates back for more than 100 years, G.K Kelsey Ltd has a reputation for carrying out high-quality work for housing associations, ecclesiastical projects and the health and care industry. The company deals with contracts ranging in value from £100K to £2.5 million.

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