Burnholme Care Home – Completed

Burnholme Care Home (MA) is an 80-bed care home being delivered for the City of York Council as part of a larger regeneration development to include a GP Surgery, library and housing. The care home is being funded by the large pension fund USS who was introduced by Morgan Sindall and will be occupied and operated by HC-One. The project in York was won through an OJEU Official Journal of the European Community tender process. This bid also included a contractor event for potential local construction supply chain partners.

In March 2017 following a competitive tender process by City of York Council, Ashley House Plc & HC- one were appointed to design, build, deliver and operate a new care home forming part of the new Burnholme Health & Wellness Campus being developed on the site of the old Burnholme Community College.

The Care Home is being designed by architects Penoyre & Prasad and will have 80 beds and will include lounges and dining rooms for residents, a resident’s coffee shop, bar, library, gym, arts & craft room and cinema.

Lovell Later Living will be responsible for the construction and delivery of the building and HC-one will run the building and provide care to the residents. The 80 bed care home will provide both residential and nursing care including care for those living with dementia.

The development of a Health and Wellbeing Campus which will benefit residents of all ages.

In May 2016 it was agreed to redevelop the Burnholme school site to deliver care, health, community and sports facilities as well as new housing. Building of the community and library facility, to be called The Centre @ Burnholme

  • An Explore library learning centre and café
  • Restoration of the existing main hall for activities and performance
  • Music rooms and recording studios
  • A learning kitchen for use by community groups
  • Community space and meeting rooms
  • New facilities for the Burnholme Childcare Nursery.

The Health and Wellbeing Campus is a key part of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme. The programme seeks to address the needs of York’s ageing population, making the best use of York’s existing Extra Care Housing by making it more accessible for people with higher care needs, and replacing the council’s out-dated Older People’s Homes with a wide range of more modern accommodation which meets modern care standards.


“The appointment of a care home provider for the site is great news. It highlights the commitment we have to our plans to modernise older persons’ accommodation to meet the needs of York’s ageing population. Plans for the Burnholme site offer a unique opportunity to deliver a range of new facilities in this part of York, and I look forward to seeing them progress further.”

Councillor Carol Runciman, executive member for Adult Social Care and Health