Ground design

Spikes in the ground as work begins to upgrade child care centers for people with dementia in Kirklees

Work has officially begun to build new day care facilities that will allow residents with dementia and their carers to access vital day care support.

The old Knowl Park House building on Crowlees Road, Mirfield has been demolished and earthworks are underway for a new modern facility.

Grass cutting ceremony

Today (October 26) Councilor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, was on hand to witness the first dig or ‘grass cutting’ by construction company Tilbury Douglas .

Dementia Friendly Design

The new facility incorporates Dementia design features, which provide maximum flexibility and are fully inclusive. This is being done as part of the council’s wider work with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Service Design Center (DSDC).

Zones and flexibility

The new single-storey facility will include wellness, home therapy and activity areas. There will also be an outdoor space that will house a shed and a greenhouse. The space will be flexible to meet the physical, sensory and mobility needs of people using these services.

Councilor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“I am delighted that work is now beginning to build this much-needed facility for residents with dementia.

This is an investment in the well-being of our vulnerable and elderly residents. The new child care center for people with dementia will be a vital space that will help service users live well for longer, while providing much-needed daily respite for carers. »

Delivery is scheduled for winter 2023.

More information

Learn more about the Knowl Park House