Orchard Court wanted to modernise their residential scheme and specialist nursing facilities for elderly and vulnerable people to help residents to make the most of their lives and to assist them in being as independent as possible.
How we helped
The £500,000, 21-week project required a complete strip-out of the existing services and a remodelling of the building’s internal layout to create 22 bedrooms with luxury en-suites; two assisted showers; a spa bathroom; two kitchens and communal dining and lounge areas; two sluice rooms; a reminiscence room; storage areas and the scheme manager’s office.
As the main contractor we delivered the project under a collaborative arrangement with mechanical and electrical contractors, combined with our own multi-skilled trades to provide a highly coordinated service, delivered by a team of 30 milti-skilled trades to Norma Architect’s designs.
We formed new underfloor drainage and modified the water mains to suit the building’s internal reconfiguration as the first phase of the project. We repositioned windows and external doors to enclosed garden areas to accommodate the new internal layout.
Mechanical and electrical services were extended and adapted to detailed designs and to accommodate new specialist equipment as with Nurse Call systems, IT and telecommunications, fire alarms, sprinkler and smoke detection, emergency lighting and lighting controls.
Cream decoration in communal areas provide for a calming and relaxing environment and in bedrooms signature wall colours of purple, orange, vibrant reds, greens and yellow colour coordinate with the internal bedroom doors for reasons of familiarity.
Our sister company, Aztech Floors and Walls supplied and fitted all floor coverings. Forbo Eternal Wood vinyl in warm oak provided contrasting themes in kitchen areas against the hard-wearing Fawn and Mink Cracknell carpets manufactured by Jospeh Hamilton Seaton in corridors and bedrooms. Altro Aquarius wet room slip-resistant safety flooring fitted within all en suites, the spa bathroom and assisted shower rooms provide for a combined dry and barefoot use.
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|Electrical Engineers||J.N Services Electrical Ltd|
|Mechanical Engineers||Envira-Mech Services Ltd|
An extensive refurbishment delivered within the 21-week programme to high standards of workmanship that have created a comfortable environment for specialist nursing and dementia care for residents and staff.