Big Build Begins – And strong media interest as the construction teams come in

THE Big Build got underway in earnest on Monday 16 October when the builders moved in.

The £2million project will take 52 weeks to complete and will see a new extension be built above the existing car park.

Managed by Rok Construction, the project will see the premises extended above the existing car park along with significant refurbishment throughout. When it is complete, the home will have an extra three bedrooms with nine bedrooms in total being completely refurbished.

June Beslievre, who was one of the inspritatiosn behind the foundation of the home, was on hand to officially get the work underway.

The home prides itself on providing a happy, stable environment for both its 25 permanent residents and 65 staff. It also accommodates up to 400 people a month who use the facilities, including a rehabilitation pool and gym.

The home will remain open and fully functional throughout the contract period. General manager David Lord said that the primary objective of the Rok team and architects BDK will be maintaining the well being of the residents.

In addition to the three new en-suite bedrooms and six upgraded bedrooms, the development will include a new dedicated therapy room, an additional lift, a multi-purpose area for meetings, training and residents’ activities and a staff annexe.

The home has embarked on a major fundraising drive to meet some of the costs but has also utilised existing resources to allow the works to get underway.