Around fifty jobs will be created with the opening of a new care home.

Kirklees Council has granted permission for a new £4.5m care centre in Denby Dale.

The new facility, planned by care home operator Meridian Healthcare, will be built by Brockholes-based developer Conroy Brook.

A spokesman for Meridian said: “The new facility will meet the rising demand for excellent quality care in the area around Denby Dale and Kirkburton.

“Across Kirklees as a whole, the ageing population is set to rise by around 33% over the coming 10 years.”

The new Premiere care home will be built on the site of a former animal feed mill at Wakefield Road.

The mill buildings have been demolished to make way for the new development. Construction starts this month.

Cheshire-based Meridian said the care centre would ultimately create about 50 jobs.

Facilities planned for residents will include large bedroom suites, an internet lounge, a piano lounge, a spa and a hairdressing salon.

The centre is scheduled for completion in autumn next year and has been specially designed to provide superb living and bedroom accommodation for older people.

Meridian managing director Susan Firth said: “We’re delighted to start building work.

Artist's impression of the entrance to the proposed care centre at Wakefield Road in Denby Dale
Artist's impression of the entrance to the proposed care centre at Wakefield Road in Denby Dale
 

“There is significant demand for modern luxurious care facilities in the area from families who are often caring for a relative at home.”

She said: “We believe our Premiere care homes are unrivalled in the quality of the finish and accommodation provided.

“The Millbrook in Tameside won Best Design for the Elderly at the prestigious national Pinders Design Awards in 2012, with The Oakes in Huddersfield a finalist in 2013.”

Conroy Brook has been working in partnership with Meridian Healthcare for the last four years to bring this site to fruition.

The developer has previously worked with Meridian on The Oakes at Huddersfield, a residential and dementia care home, and White Rose House Nursing Home in Holmfirth.

Conroy Brook chief executive Richard Conroy said: “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 of Denby Dale and Kirklees and knew that the team at Meridian would be the best people to deliver an outstanding care centre.”