A brand new 60-bed care home will soon open in St. Peter to provide support for people living with dementia.
Lakeside Manor will open in April 2012 and will provide dedicated dementia care for prospective residents, along with high quality residential and nursing services.
The care home was built on behalf of Major UK care provider Barchester Healthcare with AC Mauger as the main contractor and Robert Adam as the architect. It will join existing care facilities at the site – Lakeside and The Pavilions – to form what will collectively be known as Lakeside Village.
Founder and Chief Executive of Barchester Healthcare, Dr Mike Parsons, said:
“The quality of the design and workmanship reflects the level of high quality care our Barchester homes pride themselves on. Lakeside Manor will complement the existing care we provide here at Lakeside and will create about 100 new jobs on the island.”
In order to celebrate the completion of Lakeside Manor, a number of ceremonies have taken place ahead of the grand opening.
The first of these milestone events was the topping out ceremony, which involved the installation of a weather vane to the roof of the building. The decorative device was guided into position by AC Mauger and unveiled by Constable John Refault and Barchester Healthcare Founder and Chief Executive, Dr. Mike Parsons.
The topping out ceremony was followed by the burial of a time capsule. This was attended by pupils from the nearby Bel Royal Primary School, along with Constable John Refault and Chief Executive of Style Group, Andy Fleet.
The capsule contained the latest edition of Jersey Evening Post, a photograph of Lakeside Manor taken during construction, postcards of the local area and a copy of Jersey magazine ‘What’s On’.
Lakeside Manor Village Manager, Gina Lim, said:
“I’m pleased that younger generations of Islanders have got involved as residents do like to see them taking part in activities in and around the home. This is a momentous occasion and when it’s time to dig up the capsule 50 years from now, Lakeside Village will be a long-established part of the community.”
Barchester Healthcare is an award-winning organisation that provides care for patients in the UK. The company prides itself in its dedicated care provisions for people living with dementia and has developed an assisted living programme called Memory Lane Communities that actively encourages independence.
Barchester Healthcare employs approximately 15,000 people at 220 locations across the country and this number is set to rise to 234 locations by September 2012. The 14 additional state-of-the-art care developments will provide Barchester Healthcare with 766 top quality bedrooms that will all offer care and support at locations that include Jersey, Cheshire, Warwick, East Sussex and Surrey.
SIG Design & Technology
As one of the subcontractors on the Lakeside Manor project, roofing contractor Ken Bailey chose Rhepanol fk single ply from SIG Design & Technology for its aesthetic quality plus speed and ease of installation for multi-use roof applications. There are two main roof areas to the project each measuring some 200 m2. Rhepanol fk in light grey was bonded to the timber deck and fitted to the gutters on either side; a lead capping encloses the total area which is waterproofed Rhepanol fk.
Rhepanol fk is the only PIB single ply roofing membrane to have a full Life Cycle Assessment in accordance with ISO 14040 part ff, proving its environmental credentials as the world’s most sustainable single ply.
Several balconies measuring approximately 400 m² in total also received Rhepanol fk waterproofing.
All of the gutters on the balconies were waterproofed in Rhepanol fk and these were then coated with Rhepanol Copper Paint to prevent the build-up of algae and moss that can accumulate when falls in the gutter are limited.
Ken Bailey said: “Our main practical challenge was to synchronise our work with following trades, carpenters and lead fitters. Rhepanol is a universal membrane that is well suited to the task.
“AC Mauger required us to liaise and direct follow-on operations. Our work programme needed to be flexible and the contract to date has extended over a 12 month period.”