The roof is now in the process of being completed. the framework is now in place and once covered should make the extension both wind and water-tight.
The extension is now really beginning to take shape as we have seen the structure of the new rooms erected at the beginning of this month. We can now see more clearly the layout and shape of the new lounge and corridor in the photos below.
Below are photos of the ongoing progress which has been made on the extension of the house this month.
The start of October has seen the previous monoblocking removed and the trenches for the foundations being lined and dug.
The builders then laid the pipework which has been fitted into place and cemented over.
Finally the third photo shows they have now began erecting the structure of the extension.
Below there are some photos of the steady progress being made in our extension;
Image 1: For anyone driving past, here’s what the semi-permanent hoarding now looks like, and is the limit of the construction area.
Image 2: The view from the Dining Room now shows there has been steady progress in removing and demolishing parts of the existing building.
Image 3: A view from the back door shows the Builders machinery and general working area.
During September, construction will commence on breaking ground and forming foundations for the new lounge.
It was smiles all round to welcome Blair Donald Complete Building Services to Abbeyfield House this month and celebrate start of construction activities. One resident in particular, Angus, shared the start of construction with his 90th Birthday celebrations, ‘ I have been looking forward to seeing the work commence for so many months’ said Angus,’ I’ll be watching construction work closely and no doubt adding in my tuppence worth!’ With site accommodation now in place, we are all looking forwards to watching work progress.
Abbeyfield Strathaven – building refurbishment & construction of extension commences
Construction work starts in August 2020 to provide an additional 4 en-suite bedrooms, a new lounge, dining room, kitchen and laundry facilities. Conversion of existing accommodation will also provide additional guest facilities and improved staffing facilities. The project is the culmination of 4 years of planning, the design of the additional facilities were prepared by local firm, Anderson Anderson Architects, and construction work is being delivered by local Construction company, BlairDonald Builders.
Dot Anderson from Anderson Anderson Architect LLP, quoted, ‘ It’s great to be involved in developing additional care services within the town of Strathaven, and we look forwards to seeing the results of many months of planning and design carried out in conjunction with the project team from Abbeyfield’.
David Donald from BlairDonald Complete Building Services commented, ‘ Its good to see continued investment within Strathaven and the additional care facilities this project will provide. We look forwards to working closely with Abbeyfield staff and residents to complete the project whilst the existing care facility continues to operate’.
Sharon Baxter, House Manager of Abbeyfield House in Station Road, Strathaven stated, ’The project is part of £0.5M renovation programme and work should be completed by April 2021, at which time we plan to be welcoming additional residents into the House’ .