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Historic Harrogate building restored to former glory

The Granby Care Home is restored to former glory by £2million refurbishment

2:06pm 6th February 2018
(Updated 2:17pm 8th February 2018)

One of Harrogate's landmark buildings has been restored to its former glory, following a £2 million refurbishment programme.

The Granby Care Home, on the edge of the Stray, boasts features not usually associated with a care home

It includes a grand ballroom with crystal chandeliers, a wellness suite and physiotherapy area, a cinema, a well-stocked library, a lounge bar, a café, and a hairdressing salon.

The Grade 2 listed 18th century former hotel has played a significant part in the lives of the people of Harrogate for over 250 years.

It started life as the Royal Oak Inn, but was renamed the Granby in around 1763

During the First World War, The Granby was commandeered to house Government departments and it was occupied by the Post Office Savings Bank until 1946.

It was sold in 1995 for use was to a residential and nursing care home.

The Granby Care Home is restored to former glory by £2million refurbishment

The Granby is now home to up to 82 people for whom it provides residential, nursing, and respite care.

Jeremy Richardson, Chief Executive of brighterkind, who run the home, said: "It's wonderful to have refurbished The Granby and to have kept the best of its heritage features, while bringing the facilities up to modern standards.

"Throughout this, we have remembered that first and foremost this is home for our residents and we need them to feel completely comfortable and at home, so we have consulted them and their relatives about the refurbishment and design and décor of the public areas, while each person had the opportunity to choose how they want their own rooms to be decorated and personalised."

The Granby Care Home is restored to former glory by £2million refurbishment

Commenting on the refurbishment, resident Maureen Crawford said: "My favourite part, without a doubt is the dining room; it's absolutely spot on.

"It's the same with the library and cinema. To have a nice cinema is first class."

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