The three schemes, led by Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson and delivered for the council through the Pagabo Refit and Refurbishment Framework, include £3.1m works to Briar Close House in Borrowash, £2.9m works to New Bassett House in Shirebrook, and £2.7m works to Rowthorne in Swanwick. All three schemes started in summer 2021.
Upgrades include asbestos removal, roof repairs, new insulation, partition alterations, new ceilings, plaster works, repairs to doors and ironmongery, together with the installation of new sprinkler and fire safety systems and new kitchen facilities. The schemes were finished off externally with hard and soft landscaping which included new planters, pergolas, and decorative garden areas.
New footpaths and roadways have been constructed to make the homes easily accessible to care staff and visitors. New drainage has also been installed throughout the sites. As part of their commitment to the environment and supporting local wildlife, G F Tomlinson has also installed hedgehog highways at each care home.
G F Tomlinson MD Chris Flint said: “Delivering these pivotal works for three main care homes in the county has been a tremendous honour and we’re proud that the improvements will ensure the preservation of these much-needed residential care homes as part of the local social care provision.
“Despite delays due to Covid-19 vaccination requirements, as we approach completion, we’re looking forward to residents moving back into the new and enhanced homes which will significantly improve their quality of living.”
Elliott Talbot, framework manager for Pagabo’s Refit and Refurbishment Framework, added: “We’re delighted to see these care home improvements reaching completion thanks to the great work of G F Tomlinson. Our Refit and Refurbishment Framework allowed Derbyshire County Council to find the most suited contractor for this project and streamlined the whole procurement process. A massive well done to everyone who made this scheme a reality.”