Works comprised the construction of an extra care housing complex of 24 no. 1 bedroom flats, 3 no. respite/staff bedroom units, together with office, meeting room and staff room, communal accommodation incorporating lounge/dining/kitchen/laundry, with basement plant room. External works include roads and infrastructure, sewer diversion, external services, car parking, hard and soft landscaping. The new secure accommodation forms part of Aberdeenshire Council's Accommodation Strategy for adults with varying needs incorporating shared areas and support services.
The external envelope is constructed in a steel and timber frame comprising brick/block cavity external walls faced with render, facing brick or timber lined cladding finish with glazed curtain walling, composite external doors, windows, timber framed standing seam roof and pre-cast concrete floors. Internal works comprised timber stud partitions; contractor designed underfloor heating; glazed timber screens and bespoke finishes including bathroom design (walk-in) suitable for wheelchair access, specialist access equipment i.e. hoists, and specialist furniture to accommodate and satisfy the employers' requirements; all associated services including sprinklers, BMS system, PV panels, fire alarms, communications/security control systems, warden call system, CCTV and lift installation.
As well as the apartments and communal facilities the extra care housing also includes patio and seating within a courtyard area incorporating plant beds, grassed areas, trees and shrubs.
This secure facility is residential accommodation development and healthcare facility managed by Inspire whose aim includings providing individual support in all aspects of life and personal development.