An upmarket ‘care home’ for the elderly is set to bring 50 jobs to Denby Dale.
Cheshire based Meridian Healthcare was given the green light to build a luxury facility by Kirklees planners last month.
The £4.5m home will be on the site of a former animal feed mill on Wakefield Road, which has been demolished.
Holme Valley developers Conroy Brook have begun construction and the home is due to open in September 2014.
Susan Firth, Meridian’s managing director, said: “We’re delighted to start building work.
“There is significant demand for modern luxurious care facilities in the area from families who are often caring for a relative at home.”
Meridian has previously won awards for its homes, with The Oakes in Huddersfield a finalist at Best Design for the Elderly at the national Pinders Design Awards in 2013.
Facilities for residents will include large bedroom suites, a Skype internet lounge, piano lounge, spa and hairdressing salon.
CEO of Conroy Brook, Richard Conroy, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Meridian again on another state-of-the-art care facility.
“We recognised the potential in this brownfield site, and the benefits that a new care home would bring to the local community and knew that the team at Meridian would be the best people to deliver an outstanding care centre.”