OUR major £2 million building project “Big Build” is now complete – but we still need to raise a substantial amount to pay for it fully.
The Home now has three brand new en-suite bedrooms and six other bedrooms have been completely refurbished as part of a 12-month construction project that was delivered in time and on budget.
The extension housing the new rooms sits over the newly-reformed car park at first-floor level and already looks like it has been there for some time.
As well as the new bedrooms that allow the Home to accommodate more of the Island’s most physically disabled people, the extended site includes a new dedicated therapy room, an additional lift, a multi-purpose area for meetings, training and residents’ activities as well as a staff annexe.
The team at Rok Building Solutions worked tirelessly, managing to keep the home open and fully functional throughout was a period of significant disruption. Contracts manager Ashley Dodd headed the project and said that it had been an ‘honour’ to work on the Big Build.
The Home’s Patron, His Excellency, the Lieutenant-Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, conducted the formal opening ceremony on Thursday 18 October 2018 in front of an audience of invited guests, residents and staff.
David Lord said that the team at the Home had taken great satisfaction in seeing residents settling into their new accommodations.
A key feature of what makes Eric Young House special has continued into the new extension. Each resident has personalised their own room. They have chosen the décor and the colour scheme for the walls and furniture. It would be fair to say that there have been smiles all round.
David said: ‘We are hugely grateful to the architects at BDK and the Rok team who helped to ensure that the wellbeing of the residents was a key consideration throughout.
Support still needed…
The Home is still working hard to fund raise for this project, having initially utilised its own resources to allow the works to begin, and opportunites are still available to support us – perhaps your company may like to sponsor one of our new rooms, the staff in your office might consider running a charity event to help the project, or as an individual you may wish to make a donation.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss one of the below, or any other sponsorship opportunities with us:
Watch the virtual walk-through:
[Above images and 3D footage produced by BDK Architects]