Case Studies – Refurbishments

Sir Samuel Kelly Memorial Home

Project Overview

A complex scheme requiring the retained 32 residents bedrooms and accommodation to be maintained during the contract period.

The building is a mature stone and rendered structure under a well-built Westmorland green slate roof, with several very large rooms, which we designed around. Excavations proved to be more complex even after trial holes, a layer of soft peat was found at 1200mm depth requiring additional excavation and concrete backfill.

The central narrow link corridor was constructed of steel and framed internally/externally, whilst the two-storey dining/lounge extensions were traditionally constructed. Large folding doors to each storey and additional electric roof lights have added to the light and airy feel of the new lounges and dining rooms. 24 en-suite shower rooms were added along with an emergency sleep-over room over two floors. Lowered ceilings were introduced to improve sound insulation between bedrooms.

A new entrance canopy, laundry, visitor car parking, and extensive external hard and soft landscaping were introduced with an internal courtyard including artificial grass and raised planters, giving a secure and safe environment for the residents.

Covid measures and restrictions, both within the home and the various main and sub-contractor organisations slowed down and extended the contract period, however, the home is now in full use and many of the residents are changing their room into the refurbished altered site. The link corridor now provides the residents and staff with a safe and secure route of travel to 2/3rd of the original home, cutting down on waiting times.

Project Details

Client – The Salvation Army

Services – Principle Designer Role, Full site survey, Feasibility proposals together with planning permission and Building Regulations approvals, full Contract Administration Services, Engagement of M&E services Consultants and Project Site Monitoring.

Value – £1.6M

Programme – 26 weeks (plus 26 weeks related Covid/Brexit issues)

Sir Samuel Kelly Memorial Home Gallery

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