Specialist care and assistance for those in needs, such as Dementia sufferers and care for the homeless, is an area which NCS’ expertise at working alongside operational facilities and high quality finishes can make a real difference to people’s standard of life.
Brookfield Dementia Care Home
SSL Healthcare Ltd
The works consist of both internal and external work including modification and refurbishment to Brookfield House, Lazenby. The facilities provide an improved facility for day users and facilities for specialist respite care to give families and carers a break.
The project involved the construction of a single storey side extension to provide 4 new bedrooms with en-suite facilities, one for respite care. NCS also rebuilt the front bedroom extension, refurbished two existing rooms, and undertook general internal alterations and refurbishment to the lounge, sensory rooms & other services. External works to the garden area were undertaken to provide more seating and sensory facilities and drainage alterations, and parking provisions.
NCS have taken great care in ensuring the works are safely undertaken within a live care home environment and within a residential area. Funding for the works has come from the Department of Health’s Dementia Friendly Environments fund.
Dean Street Hostel
Tynedale Council / Stop Gap
The objective of the project was to create a positive, healthy and secure environment and facilities for service users to promote independent living, positive engagement in training and employment, improved health and prevention of homelessness.
The construction work undertaken by NCS included major refurbishment works to amalgamate 2 neighbouring terraced houses over 3 floors into one special purpose building, incorporating 6 modern bedrooms, training room, meeting and treatment space, an information centre, emergency accommodation facilities and modern staff accommodation and offices.
Despite the challenges of a typical refurbishment project, completion was achieved to a high standard of quality, on time, within budget and with minimal disruption to the neighbouring properties.
St Margaret's Way Children's Home, Brotton
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
St. Margaret’s Way Children’s Home provides support for children with disabilities and their families by providing short break care. The purpose of the new extension was to create additional space for recreational activities. The project is an extension to an existing single storey slate pitched roof building, built in traditional brickwork with timber framed windows and doors.
A feature canopy was included as part of the project to allow sheltered access from the existing building to the new extension. The size of the new extension was 11925mm long by 8325mm wide with an eaves height of approx 2500mm and ridge of approx 5500mm. The extension also had a retaining wall approx 1500mm high to allow a level footpath around the perimeter of the extension.
The materials for the new extension were chosen to match that of the existing building to help the extension blend in as much as possible and ensure limited impact on the visual environment. The construction of a retaining wall around the extension necessitated only three windows built into the extension with most of the light coming in through the roof lights on the west side of the roof.
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