Dementia care home for veterans gets a facelift

The Royal British Legion's dedicated dementia care unit in Warwickshire is refurbished to increase capacity

A specialist dementia care home in Warwickshire has been refurbished to provide increased support for veterans and their families.

J Tomlinson’s refurbishment and engineering team delivered the improvement scheme at The Royal British Legion’s Galanos House.

The £2.3m upgrade included the creation of two extensions to support increased capacity, as well as landscaping and parking works. 

As well as providing 10 additional dementia care bedrooms in the home’s award‐winning Poppy Lodge, J Tomlinson also worked with the client to create a new community hub which features a daycare facility, café, and treatment rooms. 

And, as part of the project, the company installed new energy‐efficient features to help futureproof the building and maximise comfort. 

These included a new Building Management System (BSM), boilers, underfloor heating, LED lighting, and thermal insulation.

Working to current COVID-19 restrictions, the team implemented  phased and weekend working patterns, defined segregation areas and carried out detailed risk assessments.

Iain Davies, director of refurbishment and engineering at J Tomlinson, said: “Our experience delivering unobtrusive building and maintenance works across live, specialist care environments saw us working closely with the client’s wider project team to efficiently deliver a COVID‐19 safe scheme, with the safety and wellbeing of residents and staff at the forefront of our combined efforts.”

 

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